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Simmons College, 

300 The Fenway, 

Boston, Mass. 

From many settings we see Simmons. We see it in many ways and Jrom varied viewpoints. 
Through the eyes of an undergraduate our view was close range, a shifting scene of experi- 
ences. As graduates the perspective lengthens, we find focal points more distinctly, and jet 
survey a larger scope — discerning scale and proportions. To each of us the meanings which 
we gather when looking back through the vista are different. As the distance lengthens, 
individual experiences filter what we see, and each of us comes to draw a unique and 
personal image of the educational experience which we share in our background . . . that 
which is Simmons. 


Dear 19^ , 

Here we go, you and 1, stepping forth from 
this known and pleasant world of Simmons 
College to the adventures that lie ahead. 

I hope you feel, as I do, that these have 
been good years. They have been close to the 
real work of the world and immersed in the 
whole of the world's heritage. They have 
given us close personal friends and a feeling 
of kinship with the human brotherhood. 

You and the other classes back to 1933 
have been one of the happiest aspects of my 
own stay here at Simmons. You have been 
friendly and helpful and — what should be 
expected of no woman — reasonable. 1 hope 
we shall meet often in the years ahead, partly 
for the sheer fun of it and partly to compare 
notes on how Education, and particularly 
Simmons Education, fulhlls its promise. 


^>lmmond L^oueqe, 


Dedicated to our President, MR. BANCROFT BEATLEY 

"Where, oh where, are the staid old Seniors? Safe, now, in the wide . . . wide . . . world. 1 


■ It is Microcosm's hope that as you turn these pages a view of Simmons will 
open to you, and that this book will become a means by which you may always 
capture the spirit of your four years of college life. 

By pictures and words we have hoped to present, in some part, the essence 
of that which is Simmons. As we approached this task we found that it was 
much more difficult than we had ever thought, realizing how inexpressible and 
really indefinable the many-faceted experience of our four-year relationship 
with Simmons has been . . . and that its meaning exists and finds expression 
only in the personal response of each individual. 

In form, therefore, Mic has chosen that of a very special type of reference 
book — a source book of memories and a sort of college textbook from which we 
may review our educational experiences. Because the meaning of our four 
years at Simmons incorporates the value of experiences in many realms, we have 
organized our book in four sections, identifying them with familiar sources 
of information, knowledge and meanings. We hope that this book will be a 
source of pleasure and value to which you may always refer to find the 
meaningful aspects of college life, and a re-view of many happy memories. 

Editor-in-Chief -JOauJrcUG^. ^%2**^C^£# 

Associate Editor 


June, 1955 


I. Encyclopedia of the Academic 

a glossary of the schools and our realms of study 

II. Extracurricular Signs and Symbols 

a dictionary of organizations and explanations of our 
group interests and activities 

III. Almanac of Social Activities 

a record of our social events and student entertainment, 
folloived hy a pictorial journal of a Simmons day 

IV. Senior Census — 1955 

a biographical history of the class of 1955, and population 
figures and statistics 


Miss Eleanor Clifton, Dean 

Mr. Bancroft Beatley, 

In spite of student government, a college cannot run 
smoothly without the aid and cooperation of a faculty 
and administration wise in the ways of the young and 
receptive to their special problems. We at Simmons arc 
especially fortunate in that the relationship between the 
advisors and the advised is one of trust and understand- 
ing, the main components of lasting Friendship. Working 
with students toward the same goal, there is established a 
basic oneness of spirit which cannot be erased, no matter 
how wide the separation of years or how varied the voca- 
tions of post-college days. 

These men and women who have endeared themselves 
to us in the past four years will not be forgotten in the 
kaleidoscope of the future. Their influence will live in 
our hearts inspiring us v, ith the ideals and principles 
that are Simmons. 

Mr. J. Garton Needham, Vice-President 
Mr. Wylie Sypher, Dean of the Graduate Division 

Miss Helen L. Deacon, Executive Secretary 
o.f the Alumnae Association 

On these two pages and on the next we present the 
people who made Simmons so wonderful for us. Identi- 
fication for the candids on page 10 follows. 

Clockwise, outside: Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, two of our 
favorite chaperones; Miss Engler, Mrs. Abbott, Dr. Bush, 
Miss Sutherland, and Mr. Neal lining up for the 50th 
Anniversary celebration: Mr. Anderson chatting with a 
student at Olde English Dinner; Mr. Sypher putting a 
point across in English 22; Miss Matlack, whose door was 
always open to her students; Mr. Dean taking "time out" 
during a busy day; Mr. Grossman studying the possi- 
bilities of a new history book. 

Clockwise, inside: Miss Kinney lecturing a Library 
Science class; Miss Webb, Mr. Silver, Mr. Jacks, and 
Mr. Kahl taking their positions in Symphony Hall; Mr. 
Turner in his Monday morning Pub class; Miss Stuart 
displaying an example of seventeenth century high 
fashion; Miss Williams in her homey office on the third 

Mrs. Yvonne R. Broadcorens, 
Director of Publicity 

Mr. Richmond K. Bachelder, 
Treasurer and Comptroller 

Miss Anna M. Hanson, 
Director of Placement 

Dr. Marjorie E. Readdy, 
Director of Health 

Miss Margaret Rowe, 

Associate Professor of 

Physical Education 

Candids of our Faculty 

Through eight channels we have travelled since first we 
came to Simmons, each of us pursuing our own special field 
of interest while sharing together in the basic stream of the 
liberal arts. 

Being individuals, we found that we held special interests 

in certain areas, fields in which we hoped to turn 

interest into understanding and the application of its 

practical aspects. Some of us came to Simmons with this 

interest prcformulated. Theirs, was the hope of being 

able to satisfy their diversified interests. But as individuals 

with many and varied interests our choice was difficult. 

Through carefully regarding the many considerations 

involved, going hack repeatedly for conferences with our 

patient advisors, and continual exercise of our feminine 

prerogative, we made our decisions and chose one of 

Simmons' eight schools in which to make our marks. 

This section of our Simmons reference is compiled as an 

encyclopedia of the academic side of our college history. 

These are the special fields in which we as individuals 

have chosen to concentrate our study and to express 

our special interests. 

Encyclopedia of 

the Academic 


Mr. Paul Loughry Salsgiver 

Professor of Business Economics and 

Director of the School of Business 


Checking the accounts — will I get an A on this one? 

As a freshman, you had an orderly mind, a neat 
appearance, and a burning ambition to become the 
private secretary of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. 
This sounded wonderful then, but when you 
became a sophomore you learned that there was 
no such thing as "just a secretary." You started to 
look around. You considered marketing, advertising, 
personnel and general. You thought about being a 
medical secretary ... a bilingual secretary. All of 
these fields offered so many wonderful courses and 
exciting opportunities that each of you found one 
to suit your own personal tastes. 

Or maybe this was when you decided to dip 
into marketing or advertising in addition to your 
required personnel courses in the hopes of one day 
becoming an executive secretary. (You were still 
holding on to that freshman dream!) 

That was the year you took Introduction to Busi- 
ness and Accounting 20. After studying current 
assets and current liabilities for one whole semester, 
you began to wonder if Simmons College and your 
prospective employer would consider you anything 
but a permanent liability. 

Junior year rolled around, and with it Business 
31. "T-h-e q-u-i-c-k b-r-o-w-n f-o-x j-u-m-p-e-d 
o-v-e-r t-h-e 1-a-z-y d-o-g. The quick brown fox 
jumped over the lazy dog, Thequickbrownfox 
jumpedoverthelazydog ..." The slow and uneven 
clicking of the typewriter keys rather discouraged 
you at first, but you persevered. When the tests 
were passed back, you clutched yours eagerly, studied 
the errors carefully: Short., Type., Spell., Punct., 
Total; Time, Speed, TCW. Your heart lept up every 
time you were above the median. As the year went on, 
your typing speed went up to 50 words a minute 
and that dream of your became brighter than ever. 

Secretarial procedures and senior year were 
synonymous as far as you were concerned. Those 
research reports were your Waterloo and you 
wondered how on earth those dusty records were 
going to do you any good when you graduated. 

In Business 41 you perfected your secretarial 
skills. You listened carefully to hear someone else's 
carriage swing before yours, then you wondered 
how many lines they were ahead of you. That 
made you nervous and you struck the t instead of 
the r. Then you had to erase — with three carbons! 

During field study the business world got into 
your blood. You were proud of your school, glad 
of your training. And when June 13 rolled around 
your mind was made up. "President Eisenhower," 
vou said, "here I come!" 

Listening for "the little voice that wasn't there." 


You probably found, when you decided to enter the 
School of Home Ec, that there was more to it than met 
the eye — much more. You found — or already knew — that 
it wasn't just the sweet, quiet, retiring homebody type of 
girl who was attracted to the third floor in the left wing 
by the smell of hot biscuits. No, you found — or already 
knew — that a Home Ec girl had to combine all the talents 
of a scientist, a businesswoman, and an artist — plus, of 
course, those of a housewife. 

It is more than likely, however, that during your 
freshman year you didn't fully realize this. You went 
blithely into Foods and Nutrition, and Clothing; you 
"didn't mind" Home Ec Lectures; Psych was "interest- 
ing"; and you tolerated Bio because you had to. But in 
sophomore year you really got down to business. 

Design, Textiles, Organic Chem, Biochemistry, and 
electives — that's what the catalogue said. The other girls 
passing in the hall envied you in that nice-smelling 
kitchen — they didn't know the half of it. By this time you 

After the party, you've got to clean up. 

; Elda Robb, Professor of Nutrition and Director of the School of 
Home Economics. 

were carrying twenty-six hours a week — the Science 
School had nothing on you! 

Then came junior year, and with it, inevitably, Home 
Management and Family Relations — Home Ec 34. Re- 
member how glad you were to find that your best friend 
would, be at Pilgrim I louse at the same time you were 
there, how awful it was when it came your turn to do 
the dishes, how anxious you were the first time you had 
to serve an oh-so-proper dinner to important guests? You 
did a slow burn every time someone jokingly referred to 
you as "the one getting her MRS. degree the easy way— 
ha ha ha." 

Field work in a nursery school, as an integral part of 
the Child Development course, was trying at times but 
fun most of the time. In this course you really learned 
what practical application meant. Psychology is wonder- 
ful, but you found that working with a roomful of 
children was quite different from reading about them in 
a book! 

Senior year — at last. You buckled down for your 
hardest courses — and surprisingly enough found them 
comparatively easy to do. Your two weeks of field work 
were wonderful — whether you worked in textiles, educa- 
tion, or institutional management, you realized that now 
you were able to more easily pinpoint your own goal; 
and you were confident that, after graduation, you could 
start toward it purposefully and proudly. 

I need some help, Mrs. Facktorff . . 

Here's the answer! I've found the one 
we were hunting for! 

Library Science didn't sound very intriguing to many 
of you when you were freshmen, because of the "typical 
librarian" picture we all carry in our minds. Sometime 
during that first year, however, you began to be attracted 
by the really impressive job opportunities (and salaries) 
which were being exploited by the School's graduates. 
You had a little chat with Mr. Shaffer and by the end 
of the year you had quietly decided that this was the 
school for you. 

By now you had discovered that the be-spectacled old 
maid in that "typical librarian" picture was untrue. 
Library training required hard and sometimes monotonous 
work, yes, but most of the courses weren't at all mono- 
tonous. Library Science requires such a general back- 
ground that you had two full years in which to develop 
and broaden your intellectual and cultural background. 
You had a free field, and you took advantage of it: art, 
music. lit, economics, languages, psych, philosophy . . . 
you dipped into most of these. 

With the beginning of junior year came the begin- 
ning of your professional courses. You took Introduction 
to Librarianship with Mr. Boudreau, in which you 
studied book history all the 'way back to clay tablets 
and papyrus rolls. You also had the distinction of being 
the first class to have professional sources during your 
junior year. You took Library Science 47-2 — Reference, 
in which you developed the microscopic vision necessary 
for finding answers to the questions given in class. About 
now, too, you began spending a good deal of your time 
at the shelves on the left side of Librarv A. 

You need a magnifying glass for this kind of work 

It was wonderful coming back for senior year to what 
seemed like an entirely different school, for the depart- 
ment on the third floor had been completely renovated. 
Bright walls, pleasant study areas . . . cataloging was 
made ' pleasant! Library Science 55-1 — Cataloging and 
Classification — met you when you walked in the door that 
September. Cataloging and more cataloging . . . you 
carried punched cards everywhere you went. In Library 
Science 53-1 you acquired an aesthetic appreciation of 
books under the guidance of Mr. Silver . . . Children's 
Lit — remember telling those stories? . . . Technical Serv- 
ices — Miss Leonard was always so patient . . . You could 
go on and on, remembering little things that make up 
your memory of the School. But you have more than 
a memory — you're going to get that tantalizing job in 
administration, education, or research that lured you in 
your freshman year. 



Mr. Kenneth R. Shaffer, Professor of Library 
Science, and Director of the School of Li- 
brary Science. 

Miss Evangeline H. Morris, Pro- 
fessor of Nursing, and Director of 
the School of Nursing. 


As a student in the School of Nursing, you were dedi- 
cated from the beginning to a life of helping others. You 
were prepared for a training period of five years; what would 
be to most of us an ordeal, you welcomed with open arms. 
Your first year was much like that of a Science or Home 
Ec student, but after that your life was entirely different. 

You now followed a "specific plan of work to prepare 
vourself for your professional objective." You took General 
Chem, Anatomy, Psych, Bacteriology, Foods and Nutrition, 
and Introduction to Nursing. You took daily trips to Mas- 
sachusetts General Hospital, where you got your first taste 
of what life would be when you finally graduated. But 
bedpans and autopsies couldn't dim your ardor — you still 
wanted to be a nurse. 

You started your junior year earlier than the rest of us — 
in fact it was only two weeks after the end of sophomore 
year that you came back to school to begin your eight-week 
summer session at Mass. General. You all lived at Arnold 
Hall for the eight weeks — and you enjoyed every minute 
of the time you were there, even though the campus seemed 
strange at first because it was so empty. 

In August you had your real summer vacation — eight long 
weeks to enjoy freedom before coming back in September 
with the rest of us. Those eight weeks didn't last long, how- 
ever, and before you knew it you were back again. At 300 
The Fenway you had Physics, Philosophy, Sociology, and 
the Control of Communicable Diseases. Later on, at Mass. 
General, you studied Physiology, Child Development, Prin- 
ciples and Methods of Teaching, and Professional Adjust- 

— Sot to make sure everything, is clean. 

That was the year you had all those injections, too. Pub 
and Business students, seeing your red , swollen arms in the 
cafeteria at lunchtime, regarded you with mingled pity and 
awe. Little did they know — those needles really hurt some- 
times! "At least," you told yourself, "I'm safe if they ever 
decide to have germ warfare." 

During your fourth year, 300 The Fenway saw you very 
seldom. You were busy at Mass. General, soaking up hospital 
life through every pore. When we graduated in June you 
weren't with us, but you said.good-by without too much 
regret. You still had one more year to go, but it was going 
to be worth it in the end. 

— Can't let those tweezers slip. This gauze has to be sterile. 

Before the first operation there are always some tense moments. 


When you were a freshman you came happily to school 
in knee-socks, sweaters, and skirts. But then one day you 
caught a glimpse of a Prince junior or senior dressed like 
a model who just stepped out of a page in Vogue, and your 
whole outlook changed. "That's for me," you said, and for 
the rest of the year you couldn't wait for the time when you 
would be having your classes at 49 Commonwealth Avenue. 

Sophomore year . . . Economic Principles and Theory 
. . . Mr. Welding's dry humor . . . Introduction to Business 
. . . Mrs. Coulter giving her students a general picture of 
the business world — "How many see what I mean?" 

Junior year . . . you really got down to Business. At 
last you were at 49 Commonwealth Avenue . . . remember 
running down those four flights of stairs between classes 
to have a cigarette, and then running all the way up again 
in time for your next class? You took courses in retail person- 
nel, retail teaching, retail buying. You got a part-time job 
in a department store — any one that would take you. And 
can you forget how you slaved over your Color and Line 

Senior year . . . the most important one of all. This year 
your courses were in Retail Accounting, Retail Salesman- 
ship, Merchandising, Sales Promotion. More new experi- 
ences — you went on field trips through department stores 
in and around Boston, and then one glorious day you went 
on your New York field trip. You steeped yourself in every- 
thing . . . the wholesale houses, the displays in the manu- 
facturing and designing companies, the textile exhibit at 
the Brookline Museum. 

"Study the texture of this material, girls . 

You wrote source papers for almost every course you were 
taking — and you were glad you had when you started your 
six-week working period. You held a fashion show in Jan- 
uary — you were really a professional now. 

At the close of senior year, you were poised, alert, con- 
fident that you could put into practice what you had learned. 
From the red brick building on Commonwealth Avenue you 
graduated to positions as assistant executives, buyers, em- 
ployment interviewers, and many others. 

Mr. Donald K. Beckley. Professor 

of Retailing, and Director of the 

Prince School of Retailing. 

Highlight on the January fashion 

The printing machine: "You put the blank piece of paper in here, so . . 


You dreamt of a glamorous job on Mademoiselle, Charm, 
or Vogue. Or maybe you wanted to become feature writer 
or foreign correspondent for the New York Times. Then 
again, maybe you were after television or radio work, pub- 
licity, advertising, personnel relations. You found that you'd 
be trained for all of these in the School of Publication .. 

Your first real introduction to your chosen school was in 
Copy and Proof, with Mr. Bliss and Mr. Bosworth. Delete, 
carry over, close up, wrong font, transpose . . . these words 
became a part of your vocabulary. The Chicago Manual of 
Style became your Bible, English Usage your pocket dic- 
tionary. Will vou ever forget that trip through Vermont 
with Mr. Bliss? 

You met Mr. Valz and more confusing terms in Graphic 
Arts. You learned how to make a picture bleed and when to 
reduce proportionately. You looked at types and type sizes, 
all the way from Great Primer to "flea-point eyestrain". And 
you saw picas in your sleep. 

Maybe you took Advanced Comp with Mr. Bosworth. 
If you hadn't 'planned your work, those 20,000 words 
became a nightmare by the time Christmas vacation rolled 
around. Or maybe you decided on Journalism with Mr. 
Fessenden, receiving and handing in assignments to the 
tune of "acc-racy, acc-racy, acc-racy!" 

You took Business 35 not because you had to, but because 
you were "strongly advised to". Two hours a day, five days 
a week, you concentrated on speed in typing and shorthand. 
You may never have reached 100 words a minute, but at 
least you could say "yes" when prospective employers asked, 
"Do you know typing and shorthand?" 

Mr. Raymond F. Bosworth, Professor of English, and 
Director of the School of Publication 

Senior year . . . more Graphic Arts. You pored over 
Publishers' Weekly, and you sweated over the Valz project. 
Field study brought into focus all the work you'd been 
doing for the past four years; you began to realize the 
tremendous possibilities of this field you were in. 

Because the School believes in a broad education for its 
girls, you had plenty of opportunity to take other courses 
. . . Nineteenth Century Lit, Introduction to Music, Modern 
Art, Modern European History. Maybe you decided to com- 
bine your pub courses with those of Flome Ec or the Boston 
Museum School for more specific training. Whatever you 
did, you were confident of getting the right education for 
the right job. 

Replacing the type: "Baslcerville goes here . . ." 

Mr. John A. Timm, Professor of Chemistry, 
and Director of the School of Science 

"How's your experiment coming along, Margie?" — Mrs. Sargent in Chem Class 

You came to Simmons as a freshman already fascinated 
by the glimmer of test tubes or the smell of formaldehyde. 
Either you had been much impressed with some romantic 
story of Madame Curie when you were a child, or you 
gloried in the type of grueling work 'most girls wouldn't 
touch with a ten-foot pole. 

For your first year courses, you took Contemporary So- 
ciety, English, German, and Biology or Chemistry or Physics 
or Math. Doctor Timm introduced you to Big Butch and 
Litde johnny, the only two people who ever got away with 
throwing snowballs in Inorganic Chem class. Or, in General 
Bio you were made a present of your very own frog — a 
smelly and rather stiff little creature whom you treated very 
formally at first, but whom, as the year wore on, you got to 
know inside and out — literally. 

Whatever your pet course, you had a little chat with 
Doctor Timm at the end of the year, and the next fall you 
returned to Simmons to disappear forever into the labs of 
the School of Science. 

If you were a Chem or Bio major, you took Quantitative 
Analysis with Doctor Bliss . . . "Well, now, let me see" 
. . . acids and bases . . . indicators . . . ionization . . . 
electrolysis . . . oxidizing and reducing agents . . . "Honor 
thy balance!" Remember working out the dolomite experi- 

When you were a junior, perhaps you took Organic Chem 
with Miss Granara. Maybe you were there the day she 
was accidentally sprayed with the hose on the water con- 
denser. And you worked with saturated and unsaturated 

Then there was Chem 13-2 — Mr. Neal's Qualitative 
Analysis class . . . now, let me think, an acid or a basic 
solution will precipitate, what? ... Is it silver or is it lead? 
... It was all pretty complicated, but you got through it 


The end of that course marked the beginning of some- 
thing else — your senior year. You were a Big Wheel in the 
eyes of the under-classmen ... if they only knew! In Dr. 
Timm's Physical Chem class you learned about "thermody- 
namics and one fell swoop" . . . "if you were only Yahudy 
. . . ." Then there was Mrs. Sargent's Organic Chem class. 
You studied qualitative organic chemistry in the lab. "Of 
course, you remember this," she said in every lecture while 
it always went over your head. 

Then came graduation — then a job or perhaps graduate 
school or marriage. But even if you never became another 
Madame Curie, the four years in the labs were worth it! 


"Hurrah! It came out right this time!" 

How can you get a wrong answer 
when you use a machine like this? 

Social Science 

When you first came to Simmons, the School you were 
to graduate from four years later wasn't even there. You 
took the course prescribed for all freshmen without knowing 
quite where it would take you or what you were going to 
do with it. At the end of the year you still weren't sure. 

B) the following September you had finally decided on 
Business, Publication , Nursing, or any other one of the 
six schools. You took the sophomore course in whatever 
school you had selected and you liked it, but something 
was missing. Maybe you were in the wrong school. You 
looked at what the catalog had to say about each of the 
other schools, and you had interviews with some of the 
directors, but still you weren't completely satisfied. So when 
you began hearing rumors of a new school to be started in 
the fall,' you were interested at once. When the new cata- 
log came out and the School of Social Science became a 
reality, you'went directly to Mr. Welfling and, after talking 
with him, you made up your mind. This was for you. 

Thus it was that you entered the School of your choice 
in the fall of your junior year rather than your sophomore 
year. You had a little difficultv adjusting vour courses to 

those required by the new department, but once you cleared 
that hurdle, you settled down to work. 

You learned something else when you chose the School of 
Social Science: your life wasn't settled when you made 
that first choice, for the School offered five distinct programs 
and you had to make a second choice of one of them. It was 
hard to decide among them: public administration, economic 
analysis, community work, psychological measurements, or 
pre-teaching. With the help of Mr. Welfling, however, you 
were ready to begin in one of them. 

You plunged into such courses as: Business and Social 
Measurements, Principles of Personnel, and Office Manage- 
ment; or World Ec Development, Labor Problems, and 
Seminar of Social Economics; or Government, Sociology, 
Social Work, and Psychological Measurements. It was hard 
to believe, but you had spare hours for academic electives, 

Came the end of your four years. You were prepared for 
almost anything — graduate school, or work in the field you 
had studied for. You were only the second class to graduate 
from the School of Social Science, but vou were all for it! 

Mr. Weldon Welfling, Professor 

of Economics, and Director of the 

School of Social Science 

Some of our instructors caught in an informal moment; left to right: Mr. Hunter, Mr. Hallco, Mr. 
Tollefson, Mr. Kahl, and Mr. Hawthorne 


To those who are not a part of Simmons, the students 
always moving about the corridors, the hum of conversation 
in the lunchroom and the frenzied activity in the editors' 
and student officers' rooms, seem just a part of the everyday 
routine. They are the sounds that might be heard at any 

But to the students at Simmons, each corridor, room and 

office has a special meaning all its own. The sounds make up 

the rhythm of students who, besides studying, are 

becoming part of the "microscosm," the "world 

withina world.' 

To make us a part of this world, organizations both 

cultural and social are opened for student participation 

and they continue to exist because in them the students have 

found rich soil in which to plant their ideas and aspirations. 

The following pages present a special glossary of our 

Simmons organizations, a key to our activities and a 

compendium of our extracurricular interests. 


Signs and Symbols 

Student Government Council, left to right: Stevie Wright, Carol Turner, Melissa Walker, Joanna Crosby, Prlscilla Trayers, Joyce Finnin, Prisdlla Belyea, Laura 
Parmalee, Linda Sprague, Adrienne Kennedy, Peggy Doyle, Peggy Gray, Mary Veno, Loretta Simmons, Hilde Brewster 

Student Government 

expression of the student voice in 
the democracy of our Microcosm 

Familiarly known as "STU-G >" recognized by the Simmons community entire, and readily 
identified by one of the college's most honored and respected symbols, the blue and gold ribbon 
cluster. Origin: the first year of our college, inaugurated by our first dean, Sarah Louise Arnold 
and the members of the first class at Simmons. The "Student Guild" as it was then titled, pre- 
sented as a result of its first issue the Honor System, an idea which has now become an ideal. 
Derivation: from the basic student need for participation in the maintenance and legislation of college affairs. 

The word, "STU-G ," is perhaps the most expressive and versatile in the Simmons vocabulary. As a verb it is seldom 
used intransitively, always very actively, expressing the views and ideas of an entire student body and always employing 
a direct object. That object? Action and satisfaction of the needs of the student. As a conjunctive, STU-G acts as inter- 
mediary between faculty and students in its open meetings held regularly throughout the year. As an adjective, STU-G 
not only describes our highest ideals at Simmons, but defines college policy for us. STU-G in its role of pronoun 
represents each member of the college community — as a noun standing for many persons and things, STU-G is the 
subject of high approval. 

"W.ok. IHSZ 

SIMMONS STUDENT LEADER, Peggy Gray, left, of 
Flushing, N. Y., yesterday received the pendant of 
student government president from Laura Parmalee 
of Suffield, Conn., retiring president. 

uuiinui, runcy K^ommntee, nunui uu.n;, ^ 

ment Workshop, and National Student Association (N.S.A.) 
See also: page 37, Social Activities. 

n'strative policy ha\ r e been 
nt problems caused by die 
on the trend toward future 

lost efficacious and efficient 
id oiling parts to assure the 
gration within council itself 
LT-G is now articulated in 

p. For these synonyms, see: 

I, Freshman Representatives' 


Priscilla Belyea 

Adrienne Kennedy 
Assistant Vice President 

Laura Parmalee 


Linda Sprague 
Vice President 

Priscilla Trayers 
Chairman of Honor Board 

Jean Ne+tle+on 
Chairman of N.S.A. 

Joanna Crosby 

Student Government Council, left to right: Stevie Wright, Carol Turner, Melissa Walker, Joanna Crosby, Priscilla Trayers, Joyce Finnin, Priscilla Belyea, Laura 
Parmalee, Linda Sprague, Adrienne Kennedy, Peggy Doyle, Peggy Gray, Mary Veno, Loretta Simmons, Hilde Brewster 

Student Government 

expression of the student voice in 
the democracy of our Microcosm 

Familiarly known as "STU-G >" recognized by the Simmons community entire, and readily 
identified by one of the college's most honored and respected symbols, the blue and gold ribbon 
cluster. Origin: the first year of our college, inaugurated by our first dean, Sarah Louise Arnold 
and the members of the first class at Simmons. The "Student Guild" as it was then titled, pre- 
sented as a result of its first issue the Honor System, an idea which has now become an ideal. 
Derivation: from the basic student need for participation in the maintenance and legislation of college affairs. 

The word, "STU-G ," is perhaps the most expressive and versatile in the Simmons vocabulary. As a verb it is seldom 
used intransitively, always very actively, expressing the views and ideas of an entire student body and always employing 
a direct object. That object? Action and satisfaction of the needs of the student. As a conjunctive, STU-G acts as inter- 
mediary between faculty and students in its open meetings held regularly throughout the year. As an adjective, STU-G 
not only describes our highest ideals at Simmons, but defines college policy for us. STU-G in its role of pronoun 
represents each member of the college community — as a noun standing for many persons and things, STU-G is the 
subject of high approval. 

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Margaret Doyle 
Chairman of Social Activities 

Priscilla Belyea 

This year has been one ol definition for Student 
Government. Under the direction of our able and 
active black-clad "YVebsters ," headed by our presi- 
dent, Laura Parmalee, and vice-president, Linda 

Sprague, college policy and heretofore unwritten administrative policy have been 
clearly stated and defined. Through recognition of present problems caused by die 
enlarging Simmons population and with a provident eye on the trend toward future 
growth, STU-G has worked this year to establish the most efficacious and efficient 
methods of operation, redesigning its inner mechanism and oiling parts to assure the 
smooth and efficient running of college affairs. Closer integration within council itself 
has been an important part of the '54-55 program. STU-G is now articulated in 
several working groups, all ramifications of the main stem. For these synonyms, see: 
Hoiive Council, House Seniors, House Presidents' Council, Freshman Representatives' 
Council, Policy Committee, Honor Board, Student Govern- 
ment Workshop, and National Student Association (N.S.A.) 
See also: page 37, Social Activities. 

Adrienne Kennedy 
Assistant Vice President 

Laura Parma I e 

Linda Sprague 
Vice President 

Priscilla Trayers 
Chairman of Honor Board 

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Jean Net+le+on 
Chairman of N.S.A. 

Joanna Crosby 

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Coordination, integration, 

cooperation, and now . . . 

. . . decentralization 

New terms and phrases entered Student Government vernacular 

in 1955. Decentralization, a word heard often in Student Government circles 

this year has added to STU-G's meaning and definition. We saw a shifting of the 

planets in the campus universe and the rearrangement of legislative orbits. What was 

the old Dorm Council, the central satellite governing social regulations on campus, became a 

coordinated body of seven individual House Councils. The result was a strengthening of relations within the sphere of 

each house, and increased opportunity for more of us to participate in the scope of STU-C activities. 

News words and phrases were coined on campus. "Sit Down Dinner" meant a return to "gracious living," well, 
once a month anyway, but with the extra bonus of highly attractive and efficient waitresses (us), and after dinner, 
clever, talented performers (us) entertained. STU-G provided us with campus rules booklets which put an end to our 
excuses, unless we could beg pardon on the grounds that it had somehow slipped out of our purse while groping for 
our newly acquired house keys. Seniors readjusted their somnambulistic strolls to include a stop at the house desk at 
1:30 to take Senior Check. We studied in relative quiet in Bartol Hall in the evening. All agreed that campus life was 
better with STU-G's innovations in '55. 

House Council: Campus executives in the exercise 
of college government within the individual campus 
dorms. Numbered seven in all, these councils rule the 
■ dormitory roosts, regulating and planning activities, and 
administering justice in weekly meetings within the in- 
dividual dormitory. 

House Seniors: Members of individual houses serving 
multiple roles in the welfare of freshmen, e.g., 1. glad 
hands during Orientation Week, greeting newcomers and 
lifting luggage. 2. and later becoming listening ears and 
helping hands in house problems, particularly those con- 
cerning the freshmen. 

House Presidents' Council: The next step up in 
going to the top of the governmental tree. 1. Brookline 
Avenue prototype of the 300 The Fenway Student Gov- 
ernment Council. 2. Traffic managers at many student 
legislative intersections. 3. Chief coordinators between 
the all-college administrative bodies aYid those on campus. 

Freshman Representatives' Council: Freshmen 
elected from individual dorms, this year responsible for 
the success of the Coke Charades and freshman elections. 

Policy Committee: This year marked the institution 
of a new facet in STU-G organization — that of a com- 
mittee whose purpose is to investigate past reports of 
STU-G activities and to formulate written statements of 
policy to be presented for acceptance by vote of the 
Council. Where no all-college policy existed on academic 
rules and regulations, Policy Committee systematized 
those pertaining to paper deadlines, exams, cutting, and 
other matters within the various departments. 

Honor Board: STU-G judicial powers that be. 
1. Chief contractors and superintendents behind the struc- 
ture and maintenance of the honor system, to whose 
careful consideration come matters pertaining to our 
standards of honor — the unproctored exam, major issues 
on campus regulations — all elements concerning the 
honor system on which the stability and high quality 
of the Simmons community depend are referred to the 
judgment and consideration of these eleven judicial dig- 

Student Government Workshop: During a three 
day session in September before the opening of classes, 
student officers participated in discussions and lecture 
programs, hoping to profit by this increased understand- 
ing and ability in preparation to meet the challenging 
responsibility of their offices. 

Honor Board:, seated center; Pris Trayers, Chairman: left 
to right; Janet Gebauer, Peggy D'Anjou, and Sue Slcelton, 
Senior Reps. 

National Student Association: N.S.A. — our chap- 
ter being one of the first 300 colleges in the United 
States to hold a participating membership. We all belong 
and participate under our chairman. Jean Nettleton. 
Purposes and aims: 1. To cooperate through association 
with nation wide and world wide members of N.S.A. to 
better student conditions everywhere. 2. Participation in 
national student projects; e.g., the Moultcr Bill passed 
through Congress. 3. The leadership training program, 
a new idea at Simmons, to train more capable and in- 
formed leaders by taking part in Leaders' Workshop, and 

gaining experience by working on various projects for 
the betterment of Simmons. 4. N.S.A. members are our 
representatives to other college government associations, 
offering our successful ideas to others and bringing back 
what has been learned of other colleges' operations. This 
year our delegate attended the U.S. N.S.A. Conference 
at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. 5. Attention to 
international student affairs and on our campus, the 
integration of our foreign students. P. S.: N.S.A. includes 
in its many-faceted activities the sweatshirt concession 
and even operates a food booth at Spring Spree. 

Social Relations and Volunteer Service 

Worth and phrases fro;// on and behind die scenes 

The Social Relations Committee, open to all students and 
faculty at Simmons, had this year about one hundred volun- 
teers leading girls' clubs, gym classes, scout troops, and 
dramatic groups in twenty Greater Boston Settlement Houses 
and serving as friendly visitors, escorts, and recreational 
leaders at nearby hospitals, clinics, and mental institutions. 
Many students from the schools of Nursing, Physical Ther- 
apy, Library Science, Home Economics and Social Science 
planned individual volunteer programs to provide practical 
experience in their field. 

Because Social Relations' second function is to foster an 
interest in psychology and sociology, leaders in these fields 
arc frequently invited to Simmons for the purpose of ac- 
quainting students with their work in psychological research, 
mental health, racial discrimination, juvenile delinquency, 
penology, and related fields. 

Student Volunteer Service . . . We need YOU . . . 
register now at the front hall booth . . . setting up the files 
... placement . . . almost one hundred volunteers in 
hospitals, settlement houses, girls' and boys' clubs. Subway 
to the settlement houses . . . walk to the hospital ... on 
with the pink smock ... out to the wards . . . "Book Lady, 
do I have to eat my spinach?". . . how can I teach wood- 
working when I hardly know a saw from a hammer? Golly, 
I'm tired . . . coffee on the way home . . . there's the 
sweetest little boy in my woodworking class . . . there's the 
cutest intern in my ward . . . done your psych yet? . . . see 
vou tomorrow . . . 'bve. 

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Social Relations Committee: Betty Marchant, Chairman; 
Dorothy Sharp, Volunteer Service Chairman; Carol Rosen- 
blum, Treasurer 

Social Relations . . . next club meeting . . . need a 
speaker ... a month of correspondence ... he says yes! 
Twenty posters . . . notices on the blackboards — "Please 
Save" . . . requisitions for lounge, refreshments, smoking 
permission. Waiting at the front door . . . will he come on 
time? . . . will he come at all? . . . maybe he'll be tall, 
handsome, and unmarried. Good speaker (ectoplasm? mental, 
telepathy?) . . . good crowd (not enough doughnuts 


Gus Means . . . 

Annus Bailey . . . 
Student- Faculty Discussions . . . 
United Nations Week . . . 
Frank Rounds . . . 

Forum presents . . . 

Familiar words on the bulletin board reminded 
us from time to time of the fun, food and intel- 
leetual stimulation offered at the Forum teas. As 
Simmons girls \vc were delightfully stimulated by 
Gus Means who delved deeply into the meaning of 
Massachusetts polities. While we sipped tea and 
munched cookies with Angus Bailey from the Fall 
River I Ierald News, we discussed the American 
theater. Mr. Bailey's incisive comments constituted 
one of the highlights of the Forum Discussion 
Group series this year. 

Under the direction of Isa Cohen the Executive- 
Board of Forum carried out an extensive program 
during United Nations week. Each day a new 
event greeted us. The faculty discussed United 
Nation's accomplishments, and at the International 
Fea songs from foreign lands were sung. The dis- 
cussion of the United Nation's role in Korea and 
the International Music Hour were held in the last 
days of the week during which the cultural differ- 
ences between the United States and Russia uerc 

Forum. Left to right: Judy Bennett, Class Representative — '56; Betty 
Keizer, Treasurer; Isa Cohen, Secretary, and Janet Shapiro, Class Repre- 
sentative — "55. 

demonstrated through music. We congratulate 
Fr.rum lor hating so satisfactorily achieved its aim 
ol stimulating and integrating the political and 
cultural interests of the student body. 

Although it usually confines its activities to the 
college campus. Forum this year took time out to 
accept an invitation to visit the Harvard Law School 
Forum Group, where our members met the princi- 
pal speakers and had a chance to see how organiza- 
tions from other colleges with the same purposes 
carried out their policies. 

This year Forum undertook the task of reorgani- 
zation. The chairmen from the United Nations 
group, the Legislative Group and the Discussion 
group worked closely with the Executive Board in 
an effort to centralize the organization of Forum. 
This year all posters and new items concerning any 
of the three groups were headed "Forum presents." 
The Executive Board together with the chairmen 
worked long hours to arrange programs that would 
interest the entire student body. 

The reorganization enabled Forum to bring to 
Simmons the many outstanding speakers who 
pleased us so much. 

We gathered new insight into the situation behind the iron curtain from 
the sneak peek through "The Window on Red Square", by guest speaker 
Frank Rounds. 



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seniors, gives Pub majors a chance to sec a sneak 
preview of work with a commercial publication. 
The Review staff gets together on Wednesday 
mornings to plan and produce the Alumnae Mag- 
azine. Conferences arc held accompanied by coffee 
and cookies to provide that "working atmosphere". 
Each girl must write, edit, proofread, and publicize 
at least two articles. Miss Dorothy Williams, editor- 
in-chief, is the guiding light of the production, and 
she successfully shows the Pub girls that producing 
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weekly Simmons News. Both staff and paper follow 
in the best journalistic tradition. 

Proof positive comes each Thursday. Behind the 
scene worries, flurries, and hard work are amply 
rewarded by the sight of the printed word. Editors 
and staff may tear their hair on Wednesdays, but 
Thursday brings smiles of satisfaction to careworn 
faces and smiles of delight from the rest of the 

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The blue-and-gold ribbon worn on their gradua- 
tion gowns mark those students who are members 
of Academy, Simmons' honor society. In college 
ABC's, A stands for Academy and for the scholastic 
achievements which they attain, as well as for their 
adjectives . . . alert, aware, active and attractive. 

This year our student intelligentsia planned a 
full and active program. In October, the first big 
meeting was held, at which new members were 
welcomed and the year's officers elected. The 
annual banquet was held in November with Mr. 
Beatley as guest speaker. In December, Miss Mil- 
liken read Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Acad- 
emy .s Christmas Part}', and in the spring, a com- 
bination "Dutch dinner and theatre party" and a 
booth at Spring Spree completed the schedule. 

Students in the five-year nursing program com- 
bine work and pleasure in the Anne Strong Club. 
Hospital experiences are compared and joked about 
at informal get-togethers; speakers and movies intro- 
duce the aspiring young Florence Nightingale to 
the latest developments and techniques in the medi- 
cal field. In December the Club sponsors a Christ- 
mas Party, and in the late spring the nurses become 
actresses in their own annual skit. There is always a 
fever of activity in May when delegates are chosen 
and sent to the National League of Nursing Educa- 
tion conference. Through Anne Strong, the nurs- 
ing students keep in social contact with each other 
and in professional contact with the opportunities 
open to them upon graduation. 

Academy Officers: center: 
Marjorie Ahara, President 

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the 
School of Retailing may become members of the 
Prince Club, whose interests are as wide as the 
whole merchandising field. 

The highlight of the year is the annual fall Hal- 
loween Dance. Ghosts and goblins may have been 
the guests, but they were on their best behavior. 
The fashionably dressed Prince girls made the rag- 
tag goblins very clothes conscious, and they all 
showed up in their very best bib and tucker. 

At the club meetings members have the oppor- 
tunity to talk over and work out the problems en- 
countered in field study work, and to keep up-to- 
date on the latest retailing developments. 

Home Economic Club Seniors 

Prince Club: Arlene Najarian, president 

Physical Therapy Club: Jewel Austin, President 

One oF the youngest groups at Simmons, the Physical 
Therapy Club has successfully completed its third year. 
Formed to give students a better idea of their chosen 
field, the club presents technical speakers or movies at 
regular monthly meetings, and discusses the newest 
methods in the rehabilitation of patients suffering mental 
or physical injury. 

Although the majority of meetings are planned for 

upper classmen, two meetings during the year are set 

aside to acquaint freshmen with physical therapy and 
its opportunities. 

This year club members attended both a local and 
a state convention of physical therapists. In January the 
annual dinner was held for the fifth year students, and 
the barbecue held in the spring alwavs provides fun for 

Whether your major is biology, chemistry, physics, or 
orthoptics, you are welcome in Ellen Richards. This 
club is one of the oldest at Simmons, and is a member 
of the Intercollegiate Chemical Society — an organization 
bringing together students of similar interests from many 
New England colleges and universities. 

Highlights of the year were a very successful Hallo- 
ween Dance, and a winter week end in New Hampshire 
where the girls forgot test tubes and specimens and con- 
centrated on perfecting their skills at skiing and skating. 
In the spring a Student-Faculty game, followed by a 
barbecue, was held in the back yard. 

Informal monthly meetings bring students and faculty 
together to hear speakers talk on subjects of general scien- 
tific interest; and get-togethers with Emmanuel College 
Science Club and the M.I.T. Biology Club, plus field 
trips, fill out the rest of the year's social calendar. 

The monthly meetings of the Home Economics Club 
are planned to increase interest in, and knowledge of, 
careers in the many fields of Home Economics; and to 
develop professional attitudes among members. Alternate 
meetings offer films, further individual interests through 
presenting hobbies and skills, and bring speakers from 
foreign countries to explain home economic programs in 
all parts of the world. 

The club's activities are connected with the Massa- 
chusetts State College Clubs, which in turn connect to 
the national level. 

For the annual Christmas project this year a Toy 
Drive was held. The collected toys were wrapped and 
distributed, along with gingerbread cookies, to patients 
in the Children's Hospital. The cake-baking contest, fol- 
lowed by an auction, gave members a chance to practice 
their skills and earn some money at the same time. And 
the girls had a lot of fun when a cake decorator gave 
them the opportunity to try their hand at creative expres- 

The special event of the year is the May Breakfast, 
when seniors are bid farewell and new officers are wel- 
comed. This year the guest speaker was Dr. Robb, head 
of the Home Economics Department, who told of her 
new position and experiences in Rome. 

Ellen Richards Club: Froso Metalides, 
President; Ruth Copeland, Secretary- 

Home Economics Club: Janice Dudley, President; Beth 
Weeks, Vice-President; Marcia Lindquist, Treasurer; Rose 
Derderian, Secretary 

Anne Strong Club: Anne Handy, President; 
with Mandy Hammond, Gail Townsend, and 
Liz Wilson 

Student Christian Association: Judith Lamprey, President; Pat Sage, Social 
Chairman; Janet Petersen, Secretary-Treasurer; Martha McRae, Publicity 


The Student Christian Association has a wide and 
interesting program to offer its members, who represent all 
Protestant faiths. At the meetings the girls themselves con- 
duct Bible studies in which everyone takes part. Through- 
out the year speakers are invited to talk on various topics 
of interest and many joint activities are held with M.I.T.. 
B.U., and other colleges in the Boston area. 

The Blood Drive was sponsored both this year and last 
by the Christian Association, and this Christmas the group 
joined Y.W.C.A. in carrying out a caroling party at the Old 
Men's Home, complete with a Santa Claus to distribute 
the presents. Work projects, such as painting a settlement 
house room, are enthusiastically undertaken by all. 

Each year some of the members attend regional con- 
ferences sponsored by the Student Christian Movement. 

Through B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation, Jewish stu- 
dents at Simmons College feel that they have been able to 
more fully understand themselves and their religion. The 
members are especially enthusiastic over their advisor-. Rabbi 
Pollock. On Thursday afternoons from 12:00 to 2:00 the 
lunch table in the cafeteria becomes a gathering place for 
discussions on almost any subject you can name, and often 
a fullblown but friendly argument develops, with the Rabbi 
as both listener and participant. 

With the other colleges in the Boston vicinity, Hillel 
students at Simmons have a cosmopolitan group of friends. 
Informal meetings and dances with men's colleges are sched- 
uled to better inter-college relations. 

Whether their forte is dancing or discussing, Simmons 
Jewish students know that Hillel has a place for them. 

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship is an inter-denomi- 
national club whose purpose is to help meet the religious 
needs of the students. Weekly Bible study classes arc held 
and matters of special interest are discussed. At an area 
workshop which meets in the spring, members from many 
Boston colleges discuss current problems and plan future 

Eastern Orthodox Association: Dorothea Dayos, President Hillel 
Association: Helene Goldberg, President 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship: Margaret Hewey, President; 
Ruth Oja, Vice-President; Mary Bennett, Secretary-Treasurer 

Newman Club: Shirley Golden, President; Shirley DuVal, Vice- 
President; Nancy Hodgkins, Treasurer; Julie Collins, Secretary 

In the relaxed atmosphere of the Lounge, the Catholic 
students of Simmons College gather once a month for New- 
m \n Club meetings. They listen to lectures on philosophy, 
art and theology given by Father Kron of the Paulist Fathers 
who is Chaplain of the group. Oxer a leisurely cup of coffee, 
the students discuss the Catholic way of life and gain new 
insight into the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. 
As a supplement to these informal gatherings, the Club 
sponsors a retreat each year which offers the students an 
opportunity for contemplation and meditation. 

The emphasis may be serious in Newman Club, but 
the girls have plenty of chances to keep in practice socially. 
As affiliate members of the National Newman Club Federa- 
tion and the Boston Province of Newman Club, they have 
dances, debates, and social gatherings with other local col- 
leges. Even Mom and Dad are brought into the picture 
when the Annual Communion Breakfast is held in May. 

True to the standards of John Henry Cardinal Newman, 
for whom the club is named, Newman Club emphasizes 
the "whole man". For many years it has offered to the 
Catholic students of Simmons a combination of good reli- 
gious training and wholesome fun. 

Members and friends of the Christian Science Orga- 
nization meet every two weeks in friendly gatherings which 
include readings from the Bible and from the Christian 
Science textbook. Occasionally joint meetings are held with 
other colleges in the Boston area and annually a lecture is 
giyen at Simmons bv a member of the Board of Lectureship 
of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, to which all are 
cordially invited. It is the purpose and hope of the orga- 
nization to increase the cooperation of students in Christian 
Science and to develop the spirit of friendliness with all 
members of the college. 

The purposes of the Eastern Orthodox Club are three- 
fold: to formulate a greater knowledge of the Orthodox 
religion and eastern culture; to bring students of different 
nationalities of the Orthodox faith closer together intel- 
lectually and socially, both at Simmons and at other colleges; 
and to foster the ideals of the New England Federation of 
College Orthodox Clubs. 

At the first of the monthly meetings this year, the Rev- 
erend George Bacopoulos was the guest speaker. Others 
are invited throughout the year to give talks, usually on 
religious subjects; and often informal parties and joint 
meetings are held with other colleges. The club also partici- 
pated in the Convention of the Northeast Federation of 
College Orthodox Clubs. 

On the social side, a very successful acquaintance dance 
was held in December at Alumnae Flail, and many mem- 
bers attended the dances given bv other College Orthodox 
Clubs such as MTT., B.U., and Tufts. A Mother-Daughter 
Dinner is the annual event in the spring. 

Christian Science Organization: Nancy Dwinel 
Shirley Smith, Secretary-Treasurer 





Tennis, anyone? 

Athletic Association: Louise Ryan, President; Ann 
Washburn, Vice-President; Nancy Hodgkins, Secre- 
tary; Betty Cherubini, Treasurer 

Or, if tennis is not your sport, how about golf, swimming, riding, 
field hockey, basketball, softball, ping pong, or even football? Yes, we 
said football. This fall faculty and students played a rough-and-tumble 
game with plenty of laughs on both sides. No one was hurt, and the 
students did quite well, holding the faculty to just one touchdown! 

Competition between classes in basketball, swimming, tennis, and 
golf forms the backbone of yearly events. Occasional games with the 
faculty promote interest and good will, and arc guaranteed for laughs. 

A student executive body stimulates and organizes the sports agenda by keeping a point system for every girl, and 
those who score over 7-0 points are given an emblem to wear on their jackets. The winning class team also receives this 
shield and has its name initialed on the A.A. plaque. Since every class wants the plaque, competition is spirited. 

Next time you're side-stroking through a swimming pool or getting ready to putt a golf ball onto the green, peek 
over your shoulder at the person beside you . . . it's probably a Simmons girl. 

As an organization concerned with the welfare of every 
human being, the Y.W.C.A. believes in making others 
happy as well as in having fun themselves. The club is 
affiliated with the Boston Y.W.C.A.; by joining the Sim- 
mons group, one becomes a member of this larger organiza- 
tion and has the use of its facilities. 

In September the traditional hot-dog party is held, with 
plenty of cokes and fun for all. October brings a guided tour 
through the "Y" and supper at the Berkeley Club. A "fun 
night" is also planned, with swimming, bowling, and ping 
pong at the gym. In November, members give a chocolate 
party for the children of a nearby settlement house. For 
the Christmas project in December, a party complete with 
Santa Claus and caroling was held at the Old Men's Home. 

No one misses the monthly dances at the "Y" on the first 
Friday of every month. A theater party, a St. Patrick's Day 
celebration, taffy pulls, and discussions on careers or mar- 
riage are also on the agenda of this happy, active, and 
friendly group. 

Y.W.C.A.: Back row: Ann Macleod, Doris Johnson, and Jackie Pell; 
Front row: Edith Syrjala, Marjorie Gaetz, President, and Pat Sage 

Stocking stockings, Christmas '54 


Up and over 

Skiing week end 

1 he [;urposcs ol the RidinC Club are to develop in each 
ol its members a greater appreciation of the sport, and to 
give her the instruction needed to improve the skills she 
has. Green riders always discover that alter the first adjust- 
ment to the sport they are actually having a wonderful 
time, and advanced pupils who have enjoyed horseback 
riding lor years concentrate on perfecting their form and 
jumping techniques. Hoots and saddle, winding woody trails, 
the horses and the thrill of cantering down open country 
roads, the poised excitement of the ring, the sensation of 
control clearing a jump — these all beckon to girls with 
equestrian interests . . . enticing them to spend the after- 
noon at Wright Stables. 

What could be better therapy lor a live-day session ol 
study than that prescribed and administered by the Simmons 
College Outing Cum! You're sure of feeling lit and able 
on Monday morning after one of the "get away from it all", 
"back to nature" expeditions sponsored on week ends 
throughout the year by our Outing Club. Exchanging the 
city skyline lor a mountain rimmed horizon, sailing on the 
Charles, skiing week ends, mountain climbing, relaxing in 
the great outdoors, enjoying the company and associations 
of Outing Clubbers I nan other New England colleges . . . 
it's "therapy a la 1 horeau" and a panacea to all desk 
cramps and nearsightedness which the Outing Club offers 
to all. 

Outing Club: Evelyn Dreyfoos, President 

Outdoor appetites 

Cool, clear water 


For whom does the bell toll? Whether it tolls for 57th 
Heaven, for a food sale, for Stu-G elections, or for Forum 
speakers, the Poster Committee is sure to be in the belfry 
pulling the rope. The girls who do the heavy work are 
members of all classes with artistic ability and a desire to 
add color and vim to student activities. No one passing 
poster row can fail to see the bell clanging away 7 at all hours 
of the day for the diversified activities of the Simmons 

Their aim? ... to banish the specter of social activities 
ignorance by imaginative poster presentation. Since the 
Committee has existed the specter has not been seen. 

Poster Committee: Cynthia Whiting, President 

The Modern Dance Club was established to promote 
'and stimulate interest in modern dance through perform- 
ances given to the students and friends of Simmons College. 
Members find that the technical skill they gain through 
such creative activity is a valuable experience. 

The club takes part in many functions. It has joined yvith 
other clubs at Simmons to present co-ordinated entertain- 
ment programs at various school affairs, and participated this 
year in a benefit performance for a charitable cause in Bos- 
ton. Open classes are often held for the student body. 
Throughout the year, master classes and symposiums in the 
New England area and New York are attended yvith other 
college dance groups. 

The spring program, the focal point of the entire years 
yvork, yvas a piece de resistance, and larger than ever this 
year. The club's interpretations of folk ballads, jazz num- 
bers, and primitive dances and the many variations on the 
types of dances presented, delighted the audience. 


Modern Dance Group: Joyce Davidson, President; 
Eleanor Kastel, Secretary; Ann Azadian, Treasurer 

What could be a more pleasant sight after nine months of 
school than men — and especially when the men were in 
Bermuda and the Azores! This year, the Glee Club mem- 
bers entertained American troops in these places. Not only 
did they work — and few people would call singing for as 
appreciative an audience as American soldiers, work — but 
they had time to bask in the sun in Bermuda and to take 
many photographs of places and people that they saw. 

At home, the Glee Club sings at Christmas, at Com- 
mencement exercises, and at our traditional step-singing 
fests. The most important event is the Coffee Cantata held 
in November, which this year featured as guest soloist Mr. 
Walter Wheeler, cellist from the Little Symphony. 

If "music hath charm", the popularity with which Glee 
Club performances are greeted by both students and faculty 
could only serve to mean that the blending of fine music 
and Glee Club voices forms an irresistibly delightful double 

Glee Club: Carol Cassidy, President; Audrey Jackson, Secretary; Grace 
Gelpke, Treasurer; Liz Reed, Concert Manager; Judy Hansis, Librarian 


Organized in 1944, the Bluettes have become well- 
known throughout the colleges in the Boston vicinity. Their 
close-harmony melodies this year were enjoyed by the men 
at Harvard University, Harvard Law, M.I.T., and the 
University of New Hampshire. Simmons students will 
remember their special magic woven at dances and at step- 

The group has expanded from six in 1944 to twelve, 
eight girls singing the four-part a cappella melodies, with an 
alternate for each of the four parts. 

Although a young organization, the Bluettes have become 
a tradition at Simmons and one of which the students arc 
highly proud. 

The time to relax, take off your shoes and let down your 
"long hair" is at the Friday' Music Listening Hour. For an 
hour on Friday noon the Council Room becomes a Concert 
Flail, and students can enjoy anything from Mozart to folk 

This has been a new program for Simmons students, but 
judging by its wide attendance it will become an institution 
in a short time. 

Bluettes: June Sanders, second from left, Leader 

Friday Music Listening Hour: Nancy Riva, Chairman; Lii Reed, Peggy 
Gray, and Cynthia Whiting, committee members 

Maids In waiting 

Socle and Buskin Officers: Ann Washburn, Treasurer; Barbara Weaver, Secretary; Gail Falconer, 
Publicity Chairman; Laura Bondl, President; Rosemarie Anzivino, Vice-President; Sail Townsend, 
Social Activities Chairman 

Sock and Buskin 

The world of footlights and the "theatah", the smell of 
greasepaint and the welcome experience of being someone 
else have lured many Simmons "Sarah Heartburns" to join 
each year in the activities of the Sock and Buskin Dra- 
matic Society. 

At Inter-Class Compets, the college turned out to root 
lor the Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors as they chal- 
lenged each other for the coveted Simmons "oscarette". The 
happy screams heard backstage after the decision were from 
the 1957 cast who carried away the honors for the second 
year in succession. 1 hey had broken a precedent and were 
now the proud exhibtors of "twins", 

1 he officers of the Club, the actors, the make-up girls, 
and the stage crews put their heads together for Spring 
Production. They came up with what they nicknamed their 

"sink or swim venture". I his new element that they intro- 
duced as a "lust" to Simmons was the old-time melodrama. 
The Drunkard. The gay ninety days received a thorough 
treatment. The audience roared at the soprano's high "C" 
hissed the mustachioed villain and "tsked" at the sad fate 
of the alcoholic who was beyond the help ol the A. A.: 

Every soul ran save 
l'Vm a drunkard s early grave 
Will be shov tin', I lallcliijnli'. 

livery soul you save. 

The activities of Sock and Buskin have ranged from sub- 
lime tragedy to ridiculous comedy . . . 

"Is everybody happy?" asks Sock and Buskin. 

"Yes!" shouts the audience. 

'inners! A double take 

Before: I'll never remember 
After: I'll never forget 



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"Strictly social," hut with the added attraction of an under- 
lying purpose, might well he the motto of Stu-G's "sunny 
side-kick," the Social Activities Committee. As co-ordinator 
of all student social affairs the committee solves the entire 
college's dating problems . . . quite a presumptuous under- 
taking! But not when one realizes that these dates arc 
the schedules and times for college social functions. So 
that you don't find yourself missing one of Mr. Dalyrimple's 
lectures in Alumnae Hall to be hostess at a tea in the 
Lounge, or rushing up from a settlement house party in 
the backyard to the first floor for tea with the faculty- 
Social Activities keeps the schedules straight and is our 
answer to synthesizing Per.le Mcsta with the time-study man. 
Social Activities has special and worthwhile motivations, 
well blended with the fun enjoyed in its activities . . . 
enriching commuter and campus student relationship, and 
organizing student community activity. And it's all 
done in the spirit of a good time. 
Because of the influence our Social Activities Committee 
lias on the time and tide of affairs at Simmons, and 
because of the associations that certain of its events have 
with the stars and prophetic words for the future, 
we have chosen to present this section for you as an . . . 

Almanac of 

Social Activities 



Merry have we met, and merry have we been 
Merry let us part, and merry meet again 

Old English Rhyme 

Social Activities Committee: Above: Corinne Liu, Jane Adams, Peggy Wit+on. 
Below: Mandy Hammond, Gail Townsend, Peggy Doyle, Chairman, Carole 
Johnson. Also members: Sue Wagner and Nancy Morse 

All of our very special college social events are conducted by the Social Activities Committee 
of Student Government. The nine girls on this committee plan the faculty teas, the commuter teas, the 
acquaintance dances, and our two biggest events, Christmas Week End and Spring Spree. You can 
almost measure the passing of the school year by the Social Activities calendar . . . 

College has only just begun when you hear of the acquaintance dance to be held in Alumnae Hall. 
You go, of course, and you have a wonderful time. The hall is usually so crowded that it's all but im- 
possible to dance, but that doesn't matter; the men are at least three to one! Someone starts the Bunny 
Hop, and somehow there is room to snake up and down the length of the floor. Maybe you met some- 
one, or maybe you didn't; but in either case you wouldn't have missed it for the world . . . 

The next time you pass the calendar, there 
is a day marked off for a Student-Faculty Tea. 
The lounge turns out to be as crowded as the 
dance floor, and you wonder how on earth 
you are going a balance your coffeecup on 
your saucer when two tea cookies have slid 
to the center . . . What if someone jiggles 
your arm? . . . or, horrors! — what if you spill 
your coffee on the Dean's skirt? But somehow 
the coffee stays in your cup and you soon 
forget 5'our nervousness when you start talk- 
ing with Mr. Halko or Mr. Shepro. And will 
you ever forget those brownies . . . ? 

Magical moments, memorable music. We heard our own special prom-trotters, 
the Bluettes (remember "The Moon" . . .) and guest favorites, here, the 
Bowdoin "Meddie Bempsters" 

All for a names-sake 


Playing "Do You Know?" with the faculty 

If you were a commuter, you mingled with other day-hoppers at the Commuter Tea. There you 
weren't so nervous about your coffee cup; you ate cookies of all kinds, and you smoked. Maybe you 
formed a car pool on the spot, or maybe you compared M.T.A. experiences with someone you always 
thought was a dorm student. You had a good time, and vou made some new friends. 

Right: Aloha, Spring Spree 1954 
Lei-Ds here: Jean Nettleton and 
Jayne McAdams 

Far right: Flown fresh from Wai- 
kiki, island imports: Dort Sharp, 
Pam Tamarkin and Melissa Walker 

You saw on the calendar, too, the dates for the Settlement House parties. The best of these is the 
Christmas Party . . . perhaps you volunteered to help on it. The brightly-lighted tree in Alumnae Hall 
was loaded with presents and the children w-ere wide-eyed when Santa passed them out . . . you 

wondered how such little tots could find room for 
all the hot chocolate they drank and all the cookies 
they ate. They all shouted and ran around and 
had a wonderful time, and you had a wonderful 
time just watching them . . . 

What would life at Simmons be like without 
Social Activities? We couldn't do without this com- 

Visions of Sugarplums 

"Put on 

Your boldest suit of mirth, for we have friends 

That purpose merriment." 

Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venict 

Her lordship carves 

Olde English Dinner 

'ing the 
ee and L 

Lord and 
nda Spra 


of the manor, Laura 

Holly leaves, red berries, and Christmas trees . . . Olde English Dinner . . . sign 
up on class bulletin board . . . just think, our whole class dressed up at once! What 
are you going to wear? Glad I'm not on Student Government, having to eat with 
those heavy costumes on . . . what Facultv are you sitting with? 

This page's costume doesn't do a thing for me 
. . . golly! no costumes for the Giant and Father 
magnificent job of carving . . . oops ... or is she. 

Will they ever announce dinner? I'm starved . . 
. . . goodness, placecards and 
candles — and we can smoke! . . . 
is that the Alma Mater? I lope the 
pages don't drop the boar's head 
. . . here come the turkeys ... for 
once, try to relax and enjoy din- 
ner. Faculty men in white aprons 
. . . wives provide carving hints. 
"Hail to Brittania","God Save the 
King" . . . who wants the drum- 
stick? . . . aren't the Faculty fun? 
. . . pass the gravy, please . . . sup- 
pose we'll have turkey for a week 

"Now we bring you 'St. George 
and the Dragon', presented by 
Dragon Noodle Soup" ... I can't 
hear ... I can't see . . . who's the 
dragon? . . . hope he doesn't lose 
that tail . . . 

Is this the end? . . . the pud- 
ding was delicious ... St. George 
was wonderful . . . goodnight . . . 
night . . . Merry Christmas! 

. . . don't the carolers look cute? 
ChriKtrrm,' Lindas dcing a 



e mneteen.- 

A royal treat 

Junior carolers added to the merriment 

Starring St. George and his inimitable dragon 

Student Government in roya! regalia 

J i 

Scene of first action 
life begins at 8:10 

A Case History 

of a Simmons Day 

We take you back for twenty-four hours to one of the thousand 
and some days you spent at Simmons. This is any day between 
September and June, 1951 to 1955, and this is, 
more or less, the way it might have been . . . 



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9:00 a.m. 

b. Well??? 

7. My Ec book hasn't turned up yet? 

10:30 a.m. 

9. Second breakfast. Let's see, hot fudge, 350, 
with nuts, 450 . . . black coffee, please. 

15. Might as well visit the reserve section and cover those chapters 

18. What answer did you 
get for the eighth? 

1:30 p.m. 


16. Psychosomatic symptoms, or could it 17. "Comes a pause in the 
be a real cold? "... a lady can day's occupations" 

develop la grippe." 

19. Ah, solitude at last. 
Beethoven's "Pastorale" 


20. Mustn't forget that ticket while I' 

6:00 p.m. 

26. And a picture before 
it gets dark 

27. Five heads are better 
than one . . . but can 
anyone remember what 
the assignment was ex- 

1:00 a.m. 
. . and so 
to bed. 

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. . . and here WE are! Too short a time to have been four 
whole years, and yet so long in memories that we feel these 
years to have been a timeless era in our lives. Many things, 
tin forgettable, have happened to hs in these four brief years 
full of individual, tangible experiences, and integrated in a 
total intangible which we call . . . experience. 

Our college days have given us samplings of what is 

now to come. They have given -us preparation for our lives 

ahead, training for our life's work, and, in addition to a 

lifelong memory of a wonderful era . . . friendships, 

which through remembrance and future association, 

we shall cherish always. 


a chronology of four years, and 

Senior Census — 1 9^ 

Mr. A!'en Douglass Bliss. Ph.D.. Class Advisor 

Senior Class Officers: Barbara Meaney, Presi- 
dent; 6Hen Butler, Treasurer: Rita Taddomo, 
Vice-President; Laura Bond', Secretary 


"Where there's a will there's a way," would seem to be the motto of the class of '55. Be it the last week, day or 
minute, ours has been a class to pull through valiantly in the final hour, meeting with force from small forces the 
many crises arising in the fulfillment of our aims. "Like a boat without a rudder . . ." is a class without unity, but 
we managed to tie firm bonds of cooperation and spirit and to steer through the course of four years, sighting every 
landmark along the way and setting up our own special ones en route. And with narrow escapes, but never a shipwreck, 
we reached our destination. As a class, our goal was to render the mutuality of our individual lives and purposes at Sim- 
mons a thing of value from which we all as individuals might 
profit in terms of our relationships with one another, fun and good 
times, and the contributions which such a collective group, when 
organized and propelled by spontaneous spirit, can make to the life 
of Simmons. E pluribus unnm. 

We had our own special stars to guide us as we navigated through 
the years. Mr. Allen Bliss, our friend and advisor, was ever ready- 
to lend his assistance and counsel in times when shoals impended 
or floundering seemed imminent. As our pilot through the straits 
and our companion when the sailing was smooth, we extend our 
appreciation and thanks to Mr. Bliss. To our class officers, who kept 
the watches and saw that all was intact and running smoothlv, we 
also acknowledge our indebtedness. 

Swan Boats 

Courtesy of Fay Foto Service, Inc., and the 
Publicity Department of the Greater Boston 
Chamber of Commerce 

Charleston Wedding 

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From the informal 

To the formal 

Christmas Party 

Can \ou recall 1951 . . . the green years. As verdant freshmen we tame to Boston. Wc came, and hoped to see and 
conquer, hut then we knew neither whether nor how. The first round-up. The venerable Junior Welcome Committee, 
the venerated faculty. The curtain of first week's confusion rose, we donned our bibs and stepped out for our first per- 
formance and first act. A cast of over two hundred ingenues, and each an aspiring prima donna. Our stage then was 
set on freshman campus, and later we never tailed to remember it with a special nostalgia. Kent Street. Mrs. Char- 
pentier, the daily constitutional to the College Building, the perilous proximity of Coolidge Corner and the bright lights. 

Time passed. Exeunt freshmen, enter sophomores. Other Voices, other rooms on the Brookline Avenue campus, and 
commuting problems finessed with acquired subway savoir-faire. We played the role of hostess at Soph-Freshman Jam- 
boree, and for this event went into a second season with our colossal success of skit night freshman year, Charleston 
Wedding. We began to shape ourselves academically, either squaring off or cutting corners to fit the school for which 
we wished to be pegged. Circles of friends and spheres of activities, Freshman-Sophomore Valentine Party, Soph-Shuffle, 
finally ending in the class ring at Soph Luncheon. 

More time passed, and so did we . . . into our Junior Year. The plot thickened and the action became more in- 
volved. Roles became more defined academically and socially. We 
played the role of "Big Sister", showing the freshman that "life 
can be beautiful". Some of us chosen as officers became directors 
of the production or stage hands and prop men in student activties. 
Wordly, cosmopolitan and assured, we thought we had achieved our 
own special brand of savoir-vivre. We radiate the aura of the profes- 
sional woman, esoteric in the classroom, and the femme du monde at 
the prom, our fete supreme, at the Somerset's Louis XIV Ballroom. 
Sampling the dignity of upperclassmen we were almost tops, second 
only to one . . . the revered senior class. To them we paid homage 
and were their ladies in waiting during commencement week, 1954. 

Two gracious hostesses 

Apres nous le deluge 


The 1954 daisy chain 

At last we had arrived, why and how wc could hardly explain, but ours was not to reason why — we were seniors. 
Our magnificent obsession became a reality, and, oh (breathed with the note which our voices took on in September, or 
wisdom and a touch of the pholosophical and resigned) we stood on the top flight of our climb up the college stairway. 
With an air of Housman in our attitudes, we inherited the dignity and traditions befitting our rank, manifesting evi- 
dence of our new trend toward conservatism and practicality by donning the basic black outfit of cap and gown. We 
assumed our roles in the black watch, preserving traditions and executing our duties as capable leaders in college life. 
Hobo Party, Senior-Faculty Supper, May Breakfast, all memorable occasions in our last year at Simmons, and crowned 
in June by our own commencement week. At luncheon together in Bartol Hall we sang our songs and "gathered our 

roses, "and the following day, marched solemnly onward to the colonnade, 
cheered for the blue and the gold, and for our heirs to the throne, the 
Class of '56, who laid down their chain of daisies to do as we had done 
the previous year, to assume cap and gown and sovereignty of the colon- 
nade. The Garden Party, the Baccalaureate, the President's Reception — 
we could not help but feel that our graduation was a special one. That 
being a part of it, we were participating together in an especially im- 
portant ceremony and honor . . . sharing our graduation and departure 
from Simmons with that of Mr. Beatley, our President. 

On the sunny and exciting morning of June thirteenth we closed our 
college days, entering the graduation procession as candidates for the 
degree of Bachelor of Science, and returning, together for the last time, 
Parents and friends diplomas in hand, graduates and alumnae of Simmons College. 

A Wonderful Moment 

A day in June 



Hail, Alma Mater! We pledge our love to thee. 
Bring thee our hearts and hands in full loyalty. 
Praising thy counsel and trusting thy truth 
Lift we our song to thee: Oh guide thou our youth: 
Lift we our song to thee: Oh Mess now our youth! 
Make us, thy children, generous and just, 
Send us to labor when leave thee we must, 
Ready for service and worthy of trust. 

Hail, Alma Mater! Thy praises we sing. 
One in allegiance our tribute we bring. 
Fair shall thy name be, trusted to our care, 
For thy dear sake our lives shall be more fair, 
For thy dear sake our lives shall be more fair, 
Make us, thy children, strong and pure and just. 
Send us to labor when leave thee we must, 
Ready for service and worthy of trust. 

Carol S. Adler 

S Brewster Terrace 


Academy 4; Prince Club 3, 

Marjory Joy Ahara 

14 Erchles Street 
Rumford, Maine 


Glee Club; Ellen Richards Cliib; 
Academy, President; Bluettes; 
Graduate Assistant. 

Lois Sabina Albert 
211 Washington Road 
Sayreville, New ]ersey 


Ann Strong; Sock & Buskin; Riding 
Club; Spring Spree; Bib Party. 

Linda Kathleen Babb 

241 Sylvan Street 

Rutherford, New Jersey 

Library Science 

020 Club 2, 3; Library Committee 


Mary Baker 

7 Monfort Road 
Port Washington, New York 

Home Economics 

Outing Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics 
Club 2, 3, 4; Newman Club Treas- 
urer 3. 

Esther M. Balim 
39 W. Broad Street 
West Hazleton, Pa. 


Vice President 1 ; Social Chairman 
I, 3; Microcosm Advertising Staff; 
Hillel 1, 4; Sock & Buskin 1; Book 
Store Committee 3; Prince Club 3, 
4; Treasurer, 3; News 3, 4; Junior 
Welcome Committee 3; Prom Deco- 
rating Committee 1, 2, 3; Sopho- 
more Luncheon 2; Bib Party 1, 2, 3; 
Invitation Day Hostess I, 2, 3; 
Spring Spree 1, 2, 3; junior Frosh 
Jamboree 3; U. N. Committee 3. 

Rita V. Baumgarten 

19 Cape Cod Lane 
East Braintree 


Prince Club 3. 4. 

Elinor Alpert 

44 Hobart Road 



Sock & Buskin 3; Class Compets 3; 
Spring Production 3; Prince Club 3. 

Alexandra Mina Angelus 

5 Larch Road 



Orthodox Club; President 4; Glee 
Club 3, 4; I. C. C; Business Repre- 
sentative to Class Executive Board; 
Stu-G Workshop; Graduation Moni 
tor 3; Daisy Chain; Soph Luncheon. 


K7 Quincy Street 


Social Science 

Sock & Buskin 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Presi- 
dent 4; Newman Club 1, 2; Social 
Activities Chairman 2, 3; Y.W.C.A. 
Treasurer 3; Junior Welcome Com- 
mittee; Compets 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Jewel Austin 

Central Street 
Hudson, New Hampshire 


Outing Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Phvsical 
Therapy Club 2, 3, 4, Vice-Presi- 
dent 4; Junior Welcome Committee. 

Priscilla N. Belyea 

49 Hills View Road 


C.A. 1; Outing Club 1; MIC 1, 2; 
Executive Board 2; Fire Captain 3; 
Stu-G Secretary 4. 

Barbara Ann Bennett 
191 Asbury Street 
South Hamilton 


Chairman Daisy Chain 3; Editor 
MIC 4. 

Barbara Bickelhaupt 

I J Fifth Avenue 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Home Economics 

Home Economics Club, House Presi- 
dent 2; Dorm Board 3; Chairman 
Parents Weekend; Honor Board 3; 
Freshman Handbook 4; Bookstore 
Committee 4; House Senior 4; 
House Council 4, Transfer Commit- 
tee 3. 

Mary S. Blanchard 

580 Montauk Avenue 

New London, Conn. 

Publications Museum Program 

House Senior 4; Associate Editor 
MIC 4; Art Editor of MIC 4. 

Lenore Bloomberg 

294 Princeton Road 
Rockville Centre, N. Y. 


Prince Club 3, 4; Executive Board 4; 
Junior Welcome Committee; House 
Social Activities Chairman 1; Daisy 
Chain 3; Commencement Monitor 

Laura M. Bondi 

3 City View Road 



Sock & Buskin 1, 2, 3, 4, President 
4, Vice-President 3; Secretary Senior 
Class; Academy; Executive Board 1 ; 
Outing Club 3; Newman Club. 

Sandra Platten Borkum 

1870 Commonwealth Ave. 

Social Science 

Ellen Marie Butler 

174 Prospect Street 

Portland, Maine 


Bluettes; Song Leader 1, 2; Class 
Treasurer 4; House Senior 4; House 
Council 4. 

Judith Cadican 

32 Cosby Avenue 

Social Science 

Forum 2, 3, 4; District Leader 4; 
Transfer Welcome Committee 3; 
Parents Day Committee 2. 

Nancy Ogden Cameron 

7 James Street 

Junior Welcome Committee; Physi- 
cal Therapy Club 2, 3, 4; Fire 
Chief 4; Volunteer Service 3. 

Cabol Louise Brooks 

3 J Shady Hill Road 
Newton Highlands 


French Club 1; Prince Club 3, 4; 
Social Activities Chairman 4; House 
Senior 4; Workshop 4. 

Mrs. Jacqueline Wray Buck 

Birchwood Road 
North Wilmington 

Social Science 

Class President 2, 3; Anne Strong 
Club 2, 3; IVCF Treasurer 1, 2. 

Mary Jane Burrows 

104 Walpole St. 



Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Sock & 
Buskin 1; Advertising Staff MIC 
1, 2; Student Invitation Day 1,2, 3; 
Junior Welcome Committee; Prom 
Committee 1; Soph Auction; Frosh- 
Junior Jamboree 3; Frosh-Soph Val- 
entine Party 2. 

Elaine Wenona Carlstedt 

St. Mary's Lake 

Eveleth, Minnesota 

Library Science 

Olde English Dinner 3; Outing 
Club 3, 4; 020 Club 3, 4. 

Mary Sayles Carver 



Prince Club 3, 4; Outing Club 1. 

Carol Ann Cassidy 

61 Vairview Road 



Newman Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Concert Manager 2, 3, 
President 4, Soloist; Lunchroom 
Committee Junior Representative 

Beverly Ann Chaffee 

Old Bedford Road 


Executive Board 1; Outing Club 1, 
2, 3, 4, President 3, Secretary 4; 
Sock & Buskin 1; Phvsical Therapv 
Club 2, 3, 4. 

Patricia Charles 

20 West 87 Street 
New York, New York 


Simmons News 2, 3, 4; Associate 
Managing Editor 3, 4; Transfer 
Welcome Committee 3; Prince Club 
3, 4; Mademoiselle College Board 
2, 3, 4. 

Patricia A. Chisholm 

226 Wren Street 

West Roxbury 

Home Economics 

Skit Night Committee; Home Eco- 
nomics Club 2, 3, 4; Soph Auction 
Committee; Social Activities Repre- 
sentative 2, 3; Refreshments, Soph 
Valentine Party; Junior Welcome 
Committee; Hostess Student Invita- 
tion Day; Soph Luncheon Decora- 

Li-Chun Chu 

I Esperanza Orellana 
Tangier, North Africa 



Ruth Reed Copeland 

233 South Walker Street 


Ellen Richards Club; Sophomore 
Representative to Inter-Collegiate 
Chemical Society 4; Secretary-Treas- 
urer 4; Academy; Senior Representa- 
tive to Executive Board. 

Doris Kalllas Copoulos 

59 Wyman Street 



Orthodox Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Ellen 
Richards Club 2, 3, 4; Executive 
Board 2; Academy 3, 4; junior Wel- 
come Committee. 

Joanna Crosby 

15 Smith Avenue 



Y.W.C.A. 2; Outing Club 2; C.A. 
3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Secretary- 
Treasurer 3; House Senior 4; Stu- 
G Treasurer 4. 

{Marguerite A. d'Anjou 

144 Chestnut Street 

Social Science 

Class Treasurer 2; Honor Board 4; 
Spring Spree Committee 2, 3; Head 
Usher Student Invitation Day 3; 
Bib Party 3; Dance Committee 1, 2. 

Phyllis Cohan 

15 Endlich Avenue 

Mt. Venn. Reading, Pa. 

Hillel 1, 3, 4; Sock & Buskin 1; 
Outing Club 4. 

Beatrice Ann Cohen 

29 Lawrence Street 



Prince Club 3, 4; Hillel 1, 2; Spring 
Spree 3; Prom Committee 1, 2; Val- 
entine Party 2; Soph Auction 2; In- 
vitation Day Hostess I, 2; Student 
Jewish Appeal Drive 1. 

Beatrice Coleman 

66 Newbert Ave. 
So. Weymouth 

Home Economics 

Home Economics Club. 

Christine M. Cookson 
144 Wellsville Street 
Bolivar, New York 

Social Activities Co-Chairman 1. 

Joanne Davis 

299 Nahant Road 


Social Science 

Glee Club; Newman Club; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Decorations 
Chairman, Spring Spree. 

Rose Derderian 

157 Shute Street 


Home Economics 

Home Economics Representative to 
Class Executive Board 2, 3, 4; 
Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; Vice- 
President 3; Secretary 4; Y.W.C.A. 
2, 3, 4; Senior Representative to 
Lunchroom Committee 4; Daisy 
Chain 3; Olde English Dinner 4; 
Chairman of Home Economics Club 
Banquet 3. 

Elizabeth C DeWolfe 

441 Stroudwater Street 
Westbrook, Maine 

Home Economics 

Academy 4; Home Economics Club 
2, 3, 4; Fashion Show Chairman 4; 
House Senior 4; Home Economics 
Curriculum Representative. 

Ray Florence Dodkin 

1 50 Otis Street, 

Home Economics 

Outing Club 1, 2; Home Economics 
Club 2, 3, 4, Tea Chairman; Stu- 
dent Invitation Day 1, 2, 3; Trans- 
fer Welcome Committee 3. 

Eleanor F. Dosick 

J 536 Commonwealth Avenue 
Brighton 35 


Hillel 2; French Club 1; Volunteer 
Service 1, 2; Literary Editor MIC 
4; Simmons Review 4. 

Dorothy Mildred Douglas 

42 Peck Street 

Norwich, Connecticut 


Twigs; School of Nursing Alumnae 

Eleanor Dowlinc 

48 Maple Street 


Library Science 

funior Welcome Committee; Olde 
English Dinner 3; Class Ring Com- 
mittee 2; Entertainment Committee 
for Sophomore Prom. 

Shirley V. Drenzyk 

4 Prospect Place 
Torrington, Connecticut 


Outing Club 1, 2, 3; Newman Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; MIC 1, 4; Treasurer 4; 
Assistant House Chairman; House 
Chairman 3; Junior Welcome Com- 
mittee; House Senior; Secretary- 
Treasurer Dorm Council 3; Olde 
English Dinner 3. 

Evelyn W. Dreyfoos 

Barn Acre, Polly Park Road 
Port Chester, New York 


French Club 1; Christian Science 
Organization 1, 2, 3, 4; Outing 
Club 2, 3, 4; Fire Captain 2; Fresh- 
man House Chairman; Forum Secre- 
tary 3; Outing Club President 4; 
Junior Welcome Committee. 

Janice Dlidley 

RFD No. 1 

Litchfield, Connecticut 

Home Economics 

Home Economics Club 3; President 
4; Outing Club 3, 4; House Senior 
4; Freshman Handbook 3. 


Kathleen Claire Downey 

.SO Huntington Road 

Social Science 

Class President 1; Sophomore New- 
iman Representative 2; Newman 
Club President 3; Sophomore NSA 
^Representative; President or Forum 
4; College Program Series Member. 

Margaret Mary Doyle 

8 1 Odell Avenue 


Sock and Buskin Secretary 2, 3; 
Newman Club; Ring Chairman; Co- 
Chairman, Sophomore Luncheon; 
Co-Chairman, Bib Party; Class 
Treasurer 3; Compets 1, 2; Drama- 
tic Club; Stu-G. Chairman Social 

Isabel Drane 
262 Beacon Street 
Chestnut Hill 67 


Ellen Richards Club 3, 4; Newman 
Club 3, 4. 

Louise R. Ellison 

Sungeigerong, Palembang 
Sumatra, Indonesia 


Prince Club; House President 4. 

Patricia Farrow 

Wire Village 


Ann Strong Club 2, 3, 4; Nursing 
Representative to Executive Board. 

Roberta S. Feldman 

60 Fuller Terrace 

West Newton 

Social Science 


Mary-1 Iope Ferrara 

169 Monticello Avenue 

Home Economics 

Newman Club; Secretary and Ad- 
vertising Manager of Simmons 

Sandra Ferrejra 

137 North State Street 

Concord, New Hampshire 

■louse senior. 

Janet Gebauer 

380 Princeton Road 
Union, Nexv Jersey 

Home Economics 

Glee Club 1; Dorm Board 1; Dorm 
Council 1; Outing Club 1; Home 
Economics Club 2, 3, 4; YWCA 1, 
2, 3, 4; Executive Board 4; Junior 
Prom 3; Bib Party 3; Olde English 
Dinner 4; Honor Board 4; Spring 
Spree 1, 3; Invitation Day Hostess 
2, 3; Transfer Welcome Committee 

Susan Fightlin 

59 Lincoln Street 

New Britain, Connecticut 


Prince Club 3, 4; Hillel 1, 2. 

Nancy George 

235 High Street 



Outing Club I; Anne Strong 2, 3, 
4, Secretary 3. 

Joyce Finnin 

63 Bow Road 



French Club 1, 2, Treasurer 2; 
Ellen Richards 2, 3, 4; Newman 
Club 2, 3, 4; News 2, 3, 4, Editor 
in Chief 3, 4; Christmas Cotillion 
Committee 2; College Program 
Series 4. . 

Irene Giantonio 

96 South Common Street 


Social Science 

U.N. Committee Chairman; Acad- 
emy Secretary; Sock & Buskin. 

Beverly Goffin 

109 Peterborough Street 


Social Science 

Academy 4; Hillel 2; Volunteer 
Service Work. 

Lilias Ford 

88 Summer Street 


House President 1; Compets 1; A A 

1 , 2, 3, 4; Executive Board 2, 3; 
Sock and Buskin 2, 3, 4; YWCA 

2, 3; House Senior 4; Ellen Rich- 
ards 2, 3, 4; Academy Banquet 
Chairman 4; Orientation Week 
Committee 4. 

Jane F. Freitas 

173 Lowell Street 



AA Representative 1; AA Treasurer 
3; Ann Strong 2, 3, 4; Outing Club 
1, 2. 

Marjorie Gaetz 

SI Vernal Street 


Ellen Richards Club; President of 
YWCA; Inter-Club Council; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Delegate to 
Biological Conference; Treasurer to 
Biological Seminar Committee. 

Elaine Ganem 

133 Parkview Avenue 


Newman Club; Modern Dance 1, 
2, 3; MIC Circulation Staff. 

Phyllis Louise Gold 

. 8805 Plymouth Street 
Silver Spring, Maryland 


Hillel 1, 2; Prince Club 3, 4; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Spring Spree 
3; Sophomore Auction 2. 

Cecille Bette Goldberg 

32 Stanton Road 


Library Science 
Forum Discussion Group Chairman. 

Donna Goldberg 
1 501 9th Street South 
Fargo, North Dakota 

Social Science 

Hillel 1; French Club 1, 2, 
President; MIC Literary Staff. 

Adele B. Goldstein 

255 Washington Avenue 
Providence, Rhode Island 

Social Science 

Sock & Buskin 1; Academy 3, 4; 
Hillel 1, 2; Executive Board 1, 2; 
Representative to Eastern College 
Conference on Functional Educa- 

Patricia Green 

7 Linden Road 
Great Neck, New York 


Hillel 2, 3; Prince Club 3, 4. 

Nancy V. Hambro 

West Granby, Connecticut 

Social Science 

Young Democrats Club; Spring 
Spree Committee; Junior Welcome 
Committee; House President. 

Anne Ehret Hamilton 

3J5 West 40th Street 

Erie, Pennsylvania 

Olde English Dinner. 

Margaret Hewey 

45 Mason Street 


Library Science 

IVCF President 2, 3, 4; 020 2, 3; 
Academy 3, 4. 

Mimi Ho 
3820 Waldo Avenue 
N. Y. 66, New York 

Ellen Richards Club. 

Elizabeth Cohen Hoffman 

43 Upland Road 


Social Science 

Hillel 2; Spring Spree 2; Transfer 
Welcoming Committee 2; News 
Staff 2, 3; Student Invitation Day 
2; Chairman Junior Prom 3. 

Patricia Peterkin Hart 

58 Queensbury Street 



Glee Club; Bluettes; Library Coun- 
sel Senior Representative; House 
President Council 3. 

Polly Avery Hatheway 

J 68 Marne Avenue 

Bridgeport 4, Connecticut 


Sophomore Representative to Sim- 
mons Physical Therapy Club 2. 

Donna Helsing 

5020 Sedgwick Street N. W. 

Washington 16, D. C. 


Jane Hollar 

51 S6 Watson Street N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 


Anne Strong Club 2, 3, 4; Outing 
Club 2, 3; Editor Outing Club 
News 3; House Chairman 3. 

Nancy Hood 

115 Lowell Avenue 

Stu-G Representative 2; Mav Day 
Chairman I; Olde English Dinner 
3; Chairman of Christmas Formal 
4: Chocolate Partv 3; Ellen Richards 
Club 1,2, 3, 4. 

Barbara Hoxie 

884 Massachusetts Avenue 


Social Science 

Junior Welcome Committee 3; Bible 
Mailing Chairman 3; Executive 
Board 3; Academy 4; Fund Drive 4. 

Josephine Hudson 

42 St. Germain Street 

Social Science 

Forum, Social Relations; French 



Riverside Avenue 
Eliot, Maine 


Anne Strong 2, 3, 4; French Club 

Patricia Ann Jennings 

Chicago, Illinois 


Poster Committee Treasurer 3; 
Prince Club; Academy. 

Carole Marilyn Johnson, 

460 Central Avenue 



Outing Club 1; Christian Associa- 
tion 1; Social Activites Representa- 
tive 4; Frosh-Junior Jamboree Chair- 
man 3. 

•Anne Kirkpatrick 

2 Newton Street 

Cambridge 39 

Newman Club; YWCA; Outing 
Club; Physical Therapy Club. 

Josephine Kirschner 

83 Western Avenue 

Augusta, Maine 


Outing Club 1, 2, 3; Outing Club 
Treasurer 3; Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 
4; Class Representative to Newman 
Club 3; Junior Welcome Committee 
3; Modern Dance Club 4; Class 
Executive Board 4. 

Jean Bedford Koch 

32 Eustis Avenue 


Library Science 
Glee Club. 

Alice Susan Koerner 

311 Foster Street 


Social Sciences 

Hillel 1, 2, 3; Hjllel Cultural Chair- 
man 2; Forum Treasurer 2; Forum 
Vice-President 3; Senior N'.S.A. 4. 

Doris Louise Johnson 

20 Fairview Street 
Roslindale 31 ■ 


Christian Association 3, 4; IVFC 
Secretary 1; Ellen Richards 2, 3, 4; 
Junior Representative to Executive 
Board; Representative to Biology 
Seminar Committee 3, 4; Repre- 
sentative to Class Executive Com- 
mittee from School of Science 4; 
Outing Club 1; YWCA 3, 4. 

Elaine Katsos 



United Nations Club 2, 3; Ortho- 
dox Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Orthodox Club 
Secretary-Treasurer 3. 

Bernice Kenig 

62 Asylum Street 
Norwich, Connecticut 

Home Economics 

Home Economics Club 3, 4; Hillel 
Council 3; Hillel 4; Olde English 
Dinner Hostess; House Senior 4; 
Dormitory Council 4; Junior Prom 
Committee 3; Volunteer Work 3, 4. 

Judy Lamprey 

63 Emerson Road 

Adrienne Kennedy 
86 Pilgrim Road 

Modern Dance Club 2, 3, 4; Sopho- 
more Prom Co-Chairman; Treasurer 
South Hall 2; Junior Dormitory 
Representative to Stu-G; Assistant 
Vice-President of Stu-G 4; Christ- 
mas Formal Committee 3. 

Cynthia Kolstad 

60 Sassamon Avenue 

Milton 86 

Anne Strong Club. 

Martha Mergott Kuhn 

137 Peterboro Street 

Boston 15 

Prince Club 3, 4; Academy 4. 

Secretary-Treasurer of Simmons 
Christian Association 2, 3; Christian 
Association President 4; YWCA 
1, 2, 3, 4; YWCA Secretary 4; 
Sock and Buskin 1, 2; Outing Club 
1, 2, 3; Home Economics Club 2; 
Daisy Chain 3; Junior Welcome 
Committee; Co-Chairman of Sopho- 
more Auction Food Sale; Chairman 
of Frosh-Junior Supper; Hostess 
50th Anniversarv. 

Mary Lee 

Nancy Leete 

238 Skawmut Avenue 

Rhode Island 


hihrary Science 

Ellen Richards Club 2, 4; Senior 
:. C. S. Delegate. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Junior Welcome 
Committee 3; Christian Association 
2, 3, 4; House Senior; Executive 
Board Representative for Library 
Science 3; Program Chairman Chris- 
tian Association 3. 

Jean Lehan 

23 Elm Avenue 

Athletic Association 
Newman Club 

Jane Koulouris Leigh 

40 Kempton Street 

hihrary Science 

Representative to Orthodox Club 
2, 3; Orthodox Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Dramatic Club 3, 4; U. N. Club. 

Dorothea Manelas 

377 Lowell Street 

Manchester, New Hampshire 


Orthodox Club 3; Prince Club 
4; Bluettes 4. 

Elizabeth Ann Marchant 

32 Norman Avenue 


Social Science 

Academy; Social Relations Com- 
mittee, President; Volunteer Serv- 
ice Chairman; Co-Chairman, Spring 

Sally Louise May 

201 1 Wahash Avenue 
Schenectady, New York 

Lihrary Science 

Glee Club 3; 020 3, 4; Outing Club 



Carole Dorothy Littman 

21 Abbot Street 

Social Science 

Dolores Lopiekes 

184 Spring Street 


Ellen Richards 2, 3, 4; C.A. 3, 4; 
Bookstore Committee 4; MIC Busi- 
ness Manager 4; News Staff 1, 4; 
Red Cross Blood Drive 3; Gradua- 
tion 3; Student Invitation Day 1, 2, 
3, 4; Junior Welcome Committee. 

Elizabeth A. Mack 

83 Ta-ppan Landing Road 
Tarrytown, New York 


Glee Club 1; Modern Dance Club 
1; Anne Strong Club 2, 3, 4; 
Dormitory Council 3; House Chair- 
man 3. 

Gail Ferrin Mayhew 


Social Science 

I.V.C.F. 1; Dorm Board Representa- 
tive 4; Olde English Dinner 3; 

Jayne Angell McAdams 

415 Parlder Street 
Newton Center 


Student Government Representative 
4; Co-Chairman of Soph Prom; Co- 
Chairman of Spring Spree Dance; 
Publicity Chairman of Student Fac- 
ulty Tea. 

Mary Jane McMahan. 

53 Fairview Street 

Home Economics 

Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; 
Newman Club 1,2, 3, 4; Co-Chair- 
man Soph-Frosh Valentine Party; 
Committee Soph Auction; Decora- 
tion Committee Soph Luncheon; 
Student-Hostess Invitation Day 2; 
Entertainment Chairman for Junior 
Prom; Co-Chairman Spring Spree 
Dance; Junior Welcome Committee. 

Martha McRae 

59 Westland Avenue 

Anne Strong Club; C. A. Publicity 
Chairman; YWCA; News Business 
Manager; House Senior. 


Jean Ellen Nettleton 

Madison, Connecticut 

Social Science 

YWCA; French Club; Christian As- 
sociation Publicity Chairman; Anne 
Strong Publicity Chairman; Trans- 
fer Welcome Committee; Honor 
Board Representative; Blood Drive 
Chairman; Spring Spree Chairman; 
Chairman of NSA; Co-Chairman of 
Stu-G Workshop. 

Barbara Louise Meaney 

192 Melrose Street 



Poster Committee 1, 2; Freshman 
NSA Representative; Prom Com- 
mittee 1, 2, 3; Library Committee 
1; Class Vice-President 2, 3; Sopho- 
more Auction Chairman; Bookstore 
Committee 2; Fund Drive Com- 
mittee 3; Junior Class Acquaintance 
Dance Chairman 3; Junior Welcome 
Committee Chairman; Head Usher 
Commencement 1954; Spring Spree 
Committee 3; Senior Class Presi- 
dent; Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cur- 
riculum Committee 1, 3. 

Verona E. Nelson 

204 East Street, N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 


Outing Club; Dance Club. 

Froso Metalides 

38 Westland Avenue 



Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Ellen Richards 

2, 3; Junior Delegate to ICS, Presi- 
dent 4; Modern Dance 2; C. A. 

3, 4; Junior Welcome Committee; 
Junior Class Executive Board. 

Phyllis Anne Norton 

Starbuck's Neck 



Anne Strong 2, 3, 4; Spring Spree 

Adrienne Miller 

117 Third Avenue 
Long Branch, New ]ersey 


Simmons News 2, 3, 4; News Tech- 
nical Editor 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 
3, 4. 

Jeanette Florence Noyes 

Vineyard Haven 
Glee Club; Volunteer Service. 

Suzanne Mills 

19 Mechanics Streel 


Physical Therapy Club 2, 3, 4. 

Inta Miske 

6 School Street 


Social Science 
Sock & Buskin; Academy 

Eleanor Morrison 

64 Boardman Avenue 

Social Science 

YWCA 1, 2, 3, 4; C.A. 2, 3, 4; 
Executive Board 4; Cap and Gowns 
4; Outing Club Treasurer 1,2, 3, 4. 

Arlene Elizareth Najarian 

40 Capwell Avenue 

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 


Prince Club 3, 4, President 4; 
Campus Social Activities Chairman 
4; Prince Representative to Execu- 
tive Board 3; Sock and Buskin 1, 2. 

Sylvia R. Nunez 

258 Ortega Street 

San Juan, Rizal, Philippines 


Newman Club; Ellen Richards 

Esther Ofshay 


Home Economics 
Home Economics Club; Hillel; 
President of Small House Council; 
House President; Spring Spree; Olde 
English Dinner; Junior Prom. 

Gloria Olansky 

24 Saint Paul Street 


Dorothy Louise Parker 

8 Wilson Street 


Prince Club 3, 4. 

Sonia Lee Parker 

180 Camp Street 
Barre, Vermont 


Physical Therapy Club 2, 3, 4; Sec- 
retary-Treasurer 4; House President 
1, 2; Junior Welcome Committee. 

Carol Ann Quinn 

1 58 1 Centre Street 



Class Secretary 1, 2, 3; Advertis- 
ing Manager MIC 4; Junior Wel- 
come Committee 3; Spring Spree 3; 
Junior Prom 3; Invitation DayHost- 
ess 1, 2; Curriculum Representative 
2, 3; Sophomore Luncheon Com- 
mittee 2; Sophomore Auction 2; 
Valentine Party 2; Newman Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club 1. 

Laura Parmalee 

254 Main Street 
Sufjield, Connecticut 

Social Science 

Executive Board 1, 2; Social Ac- 
tivities Representative 1; Summer 
Reading Committee 1 ; Student Gov- 
ernment Representative to Interna- 
tional Student Center 3; Student 
Government President 4; Newman 
Club; National Students Association 
Executive Committee 4; Vice-Presi- 
dent of New England Region N.S.A. 

Jacqueline Racicot 

3 Whitcomh Street 


Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Ellen 
Richards 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Bib 
Party 3; Photography Editor of 
MIC 4. 

Rhoda Nedra Pearl 

94 Grove Street 
Rockville, Connecticut 

Social Science 

Sock and Buskin 1; Hillel 1, 2; 
Spring Spree Decoration Chairman 
3; Simmons News 3; Parent's Week- 
end Committee 2. 

Stella C. Reynolds 

564 Centre Street 
Jamaica Plain 


2, 3, 4; Newman 

Ellen Richards 
Club 2, 3. 

Jacqueline Pell 

214 Atlantic Avenue 
Greenport, New York 

Home Economics 

YWCA; Outing Club; Home Eco- 
nomics Club; House Senior. 

Marilyn Bernice Perkins 

17 Homestead Street 



School of Nursing Alumnae Associa- 
tion; Graduate Nurses Club. 

Diane Piscopo 

197 Grovers Avenue 

YWCA 1, 2, 3, 4; YWCA Social 
Service Committee 1, 2; YWCA 
President 3; Outing Club 3; New- 
man Club 2, 4; Junior Welcome 

Sandra Esther Rodman 

175 Maple Street 

Social Science 

Hillel; Academy; Social Relations 
Club Volunteer; Freshman Prom 

Helene Rosen 

J 45 Sutherland Road 


Hillel 1, 2; Ellen Richards 1, 2, 3, 
4; Senior Representative to Execu- 
tive Board; Academy 3, 4; Academy 
Treasurer 4; Junior Welcome Com- 

Lois Ruth Rosen 

!5 Evelyn Road 


Social Science 

Sock and Buskin; Outing Club; 
Modern Dance Club; Executive 
Board Committee 1. 

Sandra Rosenzweig 

165 Manhattan Avenue 
Bridgeport, Connecticut 


Outing Club 1, 2; Sock and Buskii 
1 ; House Senior. 


Louise E. Ryan 

Beach Road 


Newman Club; Outing Club; Ath- 
letic Association, Junior Representa- 
tive 3; President 4. 

Patricia Sage 

54 Louise Road 

Library Science 

YWCA 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 
4; Christian Association 2, 3, 4; 
Social Chairman 4; Outing Club 3. 

June Sanders 

2927 Burdett Avenue 
Troy, New York 

Social Science 

Executive Board 1; Sock & Buskin 
1, 2, 3, 4; Bluettes 2, 3, 4; Hillel; 
Compets 1, 2, 3; Spring Production 
2; Young Democrats 3; Academy. 

Emily Schroeder 

23 Brackett Street 

Social Science 

News Circulation Staff 1; Social Re- 
lations Club 3, 4; Fund Drive Com- 

Carolyn M. Secrest 

239 Eastwood Avenue 
lacksonville, North Carolina 


YWCA 1; Anne Strong Club 2, 
Treasurer 3; Student Invitation Day 
Chairman 3; Spring Spree 3; Bib 
Partv Co-Chairman. 

Velma Shanfield 

634 East Center Street 
Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania 


Dormitory President 4; Executive 
Board 2. 

Dorothy Ruth Shapiro 

35 Maiden Street 


Social Science 
Academy 3; Hillel 1, 2, 3, 4. 


Carol Susan Sheehan 
1507 Metropolitan Avenue 
New York 62, New York 

Home Economics 

\ewman Club; Newman Club Sec- 
retary 3; Assistant Delegate to Pro- 
vince 4; Home Economics Club; 
Glee Club; Dramatic Club; French 

Isolde Schmidt 

19 Courter Avenue 

Ma-plewood, New jersey 


Junior Welcome Committee 3; Daisy 
Chain 3; Commencement Usher 3; 
Valentine Dance Chairman 3; Out- 
ing Club 2; Student Invitation Day 
2, 3; Prince Club 3, 4; Chairman 
3; Dix Hall Social Activities Chair- 
man 3. 

Suzanne Shepard 

6 Eaton Avenue 
Norwich., Connecticut 

Social Science 

Simmons News; Outing Club; Hi 
pital Volunteer. 


/ / Cleveland Street 


Social Science 

Modern Dance Club 1, 2; Stu-G 
representative 1, 3; Field Day I; 
Student Invitation Day I; Social 
Activities 2; Ring Committee 2; 
Graduation Usher 2; Bib Party Co- 
Chairman 3; Class Representative 
at Fashion Shows 2, 3; Sophomore 
Prom Co-Chairman. 

Suzanne Skelton 

7 MacArtfeur Road 


Ellen Richards Club 2, 3, 4; Chris- 
tian Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club 2, 3, 4; Representative to 
Excutive Board 2; Fire Chief 4; 
Honor Board Representative 4. 

Maureen Theresa Slatterv 

High Street 

Sunavee, New Hampshire 


Newman I, 2, 3, 4; Ellen Richards 
1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club 1; Glee 
Club 2, 3; Decoration Chairman 
for Sophomore Prom; Publicity 
Chairman Glee Club 3. 

Shelah H. Smith 

12 Nottinghill Road 


Library Science 

News Staff 2, 3; Managing Editor 
3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon Public- 
ity Chairman. 

Susan Ellen Smith 

37 Pioneer Road 

Library Science 

Olde English Dinner. 

Linda Twisden Sprague 

16 Curtis Street 

Social Science 

House Chairman 1; Dorm Repre- 
sentative to Stu-G Council 1; Honor 
Board Representative 2, 3; Outing 
Club 3, 4; Academy 3, 4; Vice- 
President Stu-G 4; Daisy Chain 3; 
Commencement 2, 3; Student Invi- 
tation Days 1, 3; Spring Spree 
Board 2, 3. 

Mary A. Starbuck 

52 High Street 
South Acton 

Home Economics 

Outing Club 1; Home Economics 
Club 2, 4; Assistant Tea Chairman 
3; YWCA 4; Co-Chairman of Frosh- 
Junior Jamboree; Junior Welcome 

Gloria Sloat Stolman 

1 1 Pinecrest Road 
West Hartford, Connecticut 

Prince Club 3, 4. 

Edith A. Syrjala 

104 Harnden Avenue 

vV atertown 

Home Economics 

Christian Association 1; YWCA 2, 
3, 4; Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; 
YWCA Treasurer 4. 

Rita Rose Taddonio 

7 Sea View Avenue 
East Boston 

Library Science 

Senior Class Vice-President; Library 
Science Representative to Sopho- 
more Executive Board; Junior Wel- 
come Committee 3; Newman Club 
4; 020 Club 2, 3; Glee Club 1. 

Alice Lee Tate 

4149 Mountwood Road 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Library Science 

Yearbook 1; Glee Club 1, 3; Clas 
Song Leader 3; Bluettes 3, 4. 


Clara Swanson 

30 Scituate Street 

WCA; Sock and Buskin; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Senior Repre- 
mtative to College Program Series; 
ihristian Association. 

Miriam Sweet 

6cS Hillard Avenue 
Greenwood, Rhode Island 


Spring Spree; Outing Club 1, 2; 
Student Invitation Day; Junior-Frosh 
Bib Party. 

f Ielene Goldkrand Symonds 

195 Arlington Avenue 

Providence, Rhode Island 

Social Science 

Social Relations Committee 3, 4; 
Forum 2, Spring Spree 1. 

Patricia Ann Themelis 

379 Lake Avenue 
Manchester, New Hampshire 

'■Newman Club. 

Marilyn Elaine Thomas 

34 Burdett Avenue 


Home Economics 

Anne Strong Club; Home Eco- 
nomics Club. 

Mary Alice Thompson-Allen 

30 Walden Street 

Hamden, Connecticut 

Social Science 

Forum 1; Executive Board 1, 2, 3; 
National Students Association 3; Co- 
Chairman Forum Discussion Com- 
mittee; NSA Treasurer 3; Repre- 
sentative to International Student 
Centre; Curriculum Representative 
1, 2. 

Barbara Arlyn Thorp 

810 College 

Iowa Falls, Iowa 


Academy Secretary to Honor Board; 
Chairman of Decorations at Olde 
English Dinner; Photography Chair- 
man Christmas Cotillion 4. Anne Trayers 

10 Pleasant Hill Avenue 


Home Economics 

Home Economics Club; Newman 
Club; Student Government Repre- 
sentative 1, 2, 3; Chairman of Honor 
Board 4. 

Shirley Evelyn Trull 

60 Stafford Road 


House Treasurer 1; Daisy Chain 3. 

Susan Mary Wagner 

210 Broadmoor Avenue 
Pittsburgh 34, Pennsylvania 


Morse Hall Social Chairman 4; 
Class Social Chairman 2, 3, 4; Col- 
lege Program Series Representative 

1, 3. 

Barbara Jane Weaver 
222 Burgess Avenue 
Alexandria, Virginia 


Sock and Buskin 1, 2, 3, 4; Pub- 
licity Chairman 3; Outing Club 4; 
House Treasurer 1; MIC Pub- 
licit v 3. 

Audrey L. Williams 

34 Prospect Street 

North Quincy 

Social Science 

Myra Yothers 

33 Henley Avenue 

Cranford, New Jersey 


Spring Spree Publicity Chairman 
Junior Welcome Chairman. 

Maralyn Rosenbush Zion 

I J 75 Boylston Street 


Library Science 

Sock & Buskin 1, 2 ; Hillel; Pres 
dent of Hillel 3; Library Scienc 
Representative to Executive Boar 



Melissa T. Walker 

78 Summit Road 
Riverside, Connecticut 

Home Economics 

Representative to Massachusetts 
State Home Economics Clubs As 
sociation 2, 3; Home Economics 
Club; Sophomore Class Treasurer; 
Chairman of Olde English Dinner, 
Transfer Chairman; Junior Prom 

Eleanor Wang 

99-3 J 64th Avenue 

Forest Hills, New York 


Nancy Crawford Warburton 

52 Munsey Avenue 


Library Science 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2. 
3, 4; Athletic Association Repre- 
sentative 4. 

Mary E. Ward 

23 Salem Drive 

North Providence, R. 1. 


Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Newman Club 
1, 3; Outing Club 3; Anne Strong 
Club 2, 3; Representative to Mass 
State Council of Student Nurses, 
Representative to Student Nurse 
Convention, Chicago 2, 3; Academy 
3, 4. 

Josephine Mary Znoj 

17 Fay Street 
Chicopee Falls 


Academy 3, 4; Anne Strong 2, 3, 4; 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3. 

Leslie Bates 

498 Main Street 
Lynnfield Centre 


House Treasurer 2; Anne Strong 
Club 2, 3; Vice-President 3; Basket- 
ball 2, 3; Tennis Representative 
to AA Board 3; Academy 3, 4; Out- 
ing Club 3. 


43 Georgia Street 


Elizabeth R. Blintens 

/ htuharten, New Hampshire 

Pat Flynn Church 

66 Dana Street 

Cambridge, Mass. 

Glee Club; Physical Therapy Club. 

Judith Joan Citron 

131 HigJi Street 
Middletown, Connecticut 


Selma Citron 

270 Brookline Avenue 



Boston Winter 



Mr. and Mrs. E. Victor Ahara 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Bennett 
Mrs. and Mrs. Carlton Blanchard 
Mr. and Mrs. F. Burrows 

Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Carver, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cassidy 
Mr. and Mrs. Osman Chaffee 
Dr. and Mrs. G. E. Cohan 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Crosby 
Mr. and Mrs. James De Wolfe 
Mr. and Mrs. Tefel F. Drenzyk 
Mr. and Mrs. George Dudley 
Mrs. Ellen B. Ferreira 
Mr. and Mrs. Finnin 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E, Ford 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gaetz 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Goldberg 
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome H. Green 

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Helsing 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lopiekes 
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Marchant 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Meaney 
Mr. and Mrs. Metalides 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Nettleton 
Mrs. Doris Paul 

Mr. and Mrs. Racicot 
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Sage 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmidt 
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Shepard 
Mrs. Irma A. Sprague 

Mr. and Mrs. Savele Syrjala 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taddonio 
Mr. and Mrs. William Tate 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Bailey Trull 
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The members of the 1955 Microcosm Board wish to express their sincerest thanks and 
gratitude to all those friends to whom the existence of this book is indebted. 

We would like especially to thank the members of the Senior Class whose cooperation 
and support was so greatly needed, and to show our appreciation to Mr. Dino Valz for his 
many kindnesses to us. Without his counsel and generous gifts of time, experience and 
encouragement, we might never have succeeded in making this yearbook a reality. 

For photographic assistance and cooperation we are grateful to Mrs. Broadcorens of 
the Publicity Office, Miss Williams and the Department of Publication, Mr. Stearns, and 
to Ruth Copeland, Linda Babb, and the seniors who volunteered their candid informals 
for our use. Portrait pictures of the seniors were prepared for us by Sargent Studios in 

Myers Yearbooks of Richmond, Virginia, printed our book for us. We thank those at 
Myers for their cooperation and many courtesies, particularly Mr. Anderson, who handled 
the production of our book, and Mr. Humphrey and Mr. Cronin, Myers' representatives. 

We also wish to thank our Patrons and Patronesses and our Advertisers for their kind 

To these persons, and the many others whose interest in seeing Microcosm perpet- 
uated as a Simmons institution led them to contribute so generously of their effort, hours 
and encouragement, we extend our wholehearted thanks and appreciation. 

Barbara Bennett Editor-in-Chief 

Mary Blanchard Associate Editor 

Art and Layout Editor 

Dolores Lopeikes Business Manager 

Shirley Drenzyk Treasurer and Advertising Manager 

Nancy Riva Circulation Manager 

Jacqueline Racicot Photography Editor 

Best Wishes 

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